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Special Constables

Special constables are volunteer police officers, with full police powers, uniforms and equipment.

As a Special you'll support regular officers, undertake patrols, support calls for assistance from the public and investigate reports of crime.

Volunteering as a Special is a great way to give back to your local community, build new relationships and develop new skills.

Our Specials work in a range of policing areas, so whatever your interests, we’ll find a volunteer role that works well for you.

Am I eligible to apply?

Have you considered transferring to Kent Police?

Want to transfer?
We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in transferring to Kent Special Constabulary with independent and non-independent status. You should have a passion for keeping Kent a safe place to live, work and visit and are committed to the role of a Special Constable.

You are eligible to transfer to Kent Special Constabulary if you are a serving Special Constable and have a record of satisfactory performance. You will be required to undergo certain elements of the recruitment process.

Transferee process
We encourage transferee applications from serving Special Constables you will be required to complete a short application from and attend a competency based interview. Subject to confirmation of your satisfactory performance you will complete a fitness test and medical assessment and you will be subject to vetting and reference checks.

You will be required to attend an induction weekend and any training needs will be addressed locally on your division. You will also be invited to a re-attestation ceremony at a local Magistrates Court and you will receive your warrant card with a new force number.

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If you need some help with your application, then come along to our pre-application workshops. Our workshops will offer you the chance to find out more about the recruitment and selection process for your preferred career - see our next workshop dates here.

If you experience any technical difficulties with the system please contact our Business Centre by email or by phone on 03003334444 Extension 166166.

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