Special Constables have the same power, uniform and responsibilities as regular (paid) police officers but volunteer on a part-time basis.
Specials – as they are known – come from all walks of life and backgrounds bring a diverse range of skills and experience to the role. They volunteer a minimum of sixteen hours per month to support local policing.
Being a Special Constable is not easy. You will be faced with challenging and confrontational situations that most people will never come across in their lifetime. But the rewards can vastly outweigh the challenges. You will gain confidence and new skills, work with a team of equally amazing people, and ultimately, you will have helped people in need or made their life better.
North Yorkshire Police have recently closed the application window to become Special Constable. Please register your interest here if you are interested in applying in the future.
Please also keep an eye on this website and our social media feeds @NYorksPolice Facebook.com/NorthYorkshirePolice for further information.
If you would like to join us, we are looking for resilient people with a real passion for serving the public, with life experience and customer service skills.
Effective communication skills and strong working ethics are vital attributes and you must be able to commit your spare time to the intensive training period, as well as giving up 16 hours each month.