Essex Police Community Special Constable

Posted on 19th Sep 2019

Essex Police Community Special Constable

By clicking on this advert, you have indicated you want to apply for the role of Community Special Constable.  Please check the website for participating Parish’s and indicate on your application form where you would prefer to be posted.


Would you like to give back to YOUR Local community?


Community Special Constables are something new, something different, something that delivers visible policing at a really local level.


Joining as a Community Special Constable is a great way to volunteer your time to serve the area in which YOU live.


We already have Specials working on local policing and community policing teams and across a number of specialist areas, but Community Special Constables are something new, something different, something that delivers visible policing at a really local level.


A Community Special Constable dedicates their voluntary service to the area that matters most to them - their town or parish. In return the local council will pay the allowances and expenses of their officers and they’ll have a say in the issues that their local Specials deal with.


As a Special you’ll have full policing powers to 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.


This role is voluntary and we require our Special Constables to offer a minimum of 16 hours per month in your chosen Parish/Town Council area. However, please note that you can choose when you work those hours and can volunteer more if you’d like.


If this new and exciting role is not for you, you may prefer to return to the main page and apply using the generic application process.




Essex and Kent Police welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender, sex (or gender), employment status.

If you have a disability or health condition that requires adjustments during any element of the selection process please provide us with details of the adjustment you would require at the earliest opportunity. Where appropriate we will make adjustments to the selection process, working arrangements and/or the working environment provided it is reasonable in all the circumstances so to do.


Depending on your current vetting level and security clearances, you may be required to complete additional vetting information during the recruitment process.

This post is open to British citizens, nationals of the EEA or commonwealth citizens who have no time limit on their stay in the UK, and who have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years. Essex Police and Kent Police are an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

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