- JT Special Constable 2024

Not applicable
Part Time
4 hours (minimum per week)
Applicants must be 18 or over. You must hold a GCSE at Grace C or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English

Are you looking for an opportunity to give something back to your community?

Have you ever wanted to help others in need?

Lancashire Constabulary has a Volunteering role JUST FOR YOU! Read on…..

Being a Special Constable is a unique opportunity to do something special both for yourself and your community. This vital role gives you invaluable experiences and training that you can use throughout your life to achieve your personal or professional goals. As a Special Constable you will be provided with full training, a uniform, and out of pocket expenses and have all the powers and authority of regular officers.

A Special Constable in Lancashire Constabulary is someone who will be valued, supported and integrated into the wider policing family. They’re someone who will learn new skills, see new things and make differences to the lives of the public they serve. A Special Constable is someone who makes new friends, sees life from new perspectives and upholds the law.

You will be given full training which will take place over 11 weekends (not all consecutive)  over a four-month period, Attached is the list of training dates. You MUST be able to attend ALL these training dates with additional Roads Policing weekend once you are in Division, with some additional E-learning to support your policing knowledge. 

Once trained you will be posted onto an immediate response or neighbourhood policing team and will be deployed to operational incidents.

We ask our Specials to volunteer 16 hours of their time a month, these are flexible based on your commitments.  We are looking for successful candidates to commit to volunteering for a minimum of 12 months (due to training and cost)

For further information regarding the role of a Special Constable Special Constable - Lancashire Constabulary

Useful Recruitment information

Throughout the process you will be assessed against the College of Policing, Level 1 Competency and Values Framework. For an overview of the framework we recommend you visit competency-and-values-framework-for-policing_4.11.16.pdf (college.police.uk)

Our application will only take you 10 minutes to complete, we have removed all un-necessary questions

Candidates will be invited to undertake the National Sift commencing 15th – 22nd March 2024

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an in-force interview, followed by a medical assessment, physical assessment (bleep test) and vetting checks. 

We endeavour to accommodate candidates preferred locations, but this cannot always be guaranteed. 

Positive Action for under-represented groups

The positive work of the Special Constabulary within our communities is invaluable and when recruiting we aim to ensure that we appoint individuals with protected characteristics to reflect the communities we serve. The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Lancashire Constabulary and adopt Positive Action to support people from under-represented groups to take advantage of this opportunity. Should you wish to discuss this offer further email: workforcerep@lancashire.police.uk   

If after reading all of this you are still interested in becoming a Special Constable with Lancashire Constabulary don’t miss the closing date of Tuesday 12th March @ 10.00am

We look forward to welcoming you to one of the best forces in the country where you can make a difference to your community

This opportunity is closed to applications.