Special Constabulary - DC21

Special Constabulary
Special Constable

N/A - N/A

Part Time
If you have some time to spare in your busy life, would like to help your local community and are interested in a career with the police, the Special Constabulary is the ideal place for you. ‘The Specials’ are a vital resource in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in Derbyshire. Special Constables are dedicated individuals who, after a hard day at work in their regular job, still have the enthusiasm and drive it takes to devote some of their free time to help others.

Specials work alongside regular police officers and Police Community Support Officers to help police their local communities. Their position within the force is therefore very much appreciated and invaluable. They play a key role in crime reduction, detection and incident response by adding additional capacity to the services provided by regular officers. By providing a visible uniformed presence, special constables help to reduce the fear of crime and promote confidence within their local communities.

You will be a uniformed volunteer police officer, with the full range of police powers. To the average person in the street, there is nothing to distinguish that these officers are carrying out the role unpaid and in their spare time.

Before applying please look at our website for more details on the role, guidance on the recruitment process and frequently asked questions.


We are recruiting now to the following course:

Course Induction & Start Date;
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November 2021
Course Completion; Sunday, 13th March 2022
A total of 14 weekends with 5 weekends off

Candidates must be available for all of the training dates

Our training course incorporates some self-study,. Training will take place at our Force Headquarters Training School, Ripley. Further details will be made available which outlines the timetable and training content.

Candidates who are successful at the application stage will progress to an online assessment, expected to take place week commencing, 26th July 2021

This opportunity is closed to applications.