Special Constabulary

Dorset Police Special Constabulary

The recruitment campaign for Special Constables is now closed whilst we process applications.

To register your interest ahead of the next campaign please email specials-recruitment@dorset.pnn.police.uk and an email will be sent to you ahead of the next launch date.

Why not also take this opportunity to explore our recruitment pages including Meet our specials

Positive Action

The Equality Act 2010 allows for the use of ‘positive action’ in a number of specific circumstances. Positive action can be taken to encourage people from particular groups to take advantage of opportunities for work or training.

The Special Constabulary shows current under representation by females, BME and disabled officers. BME includes all diverse groups. Some disabilities will prevent an application to the Special Constabulary due to the nature of the role, however there are other opportunities with Dorset Police.

If you are considering applying to be a Special and you are from a currently under represented group then please get in touch to find out more about positive action PositiveAction@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Thank you for your interest in joining Dorset Police

"Becoming a volunteer Special Constable is a great way for you to make a difference in your community, whilst at the same time developing your personal skills. Special Constables come from all walks of life but whatever your background, you will take pride from giving something back to the community of Dorset. We are keen to exploit the skills you can bring. We are expanding the roles that Special Constables can fulfil, with posts for marine officers, wildlife officers and rural officers all coming on line this year. I am constantly humbled and inspired by the commitment shown by Special Constables and will support you, on your journey in becoming a Special and in serving the people of Dorset."

Martyn Underhill, Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset

Dorset Police Vision Statement

We believe that the Special Constabulary are an integral part of the wider policing family, providing a flexible, visible, responsive and committed resource which assists us to improve service delivery and find solid solutions to crime and disorder problems. We are committed to supporting the recruitment, training and development of our Special Constables and providing them with the necessary skills and equipment to undertake their role.

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