Essex Police Community Special Constable

Posted on 19th Sep 2019

Essex Police Community Special Constable

By navigating to this page, you have indicated you want to apply for the role of Community Special Constable.  Please indicate on your application the Parish or Town Council you want to work with from the below list. Please note, these are currently the ONLY Parish/Town Councils participating in the scheme. Do not choose an area that is not on this list. 


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 with Parish and Town Councils. 


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. 


The Parish and Town Councils currently taking part in the scheme are; 

Alresford, Billericay, Birchanger, Black Notley, Boreham, Buckhurst Hill, Burnham, Canvey Island, Chigwell, Danbury, Dedham, Earls Colne and Colne Engaine, Feering, Galleywood, Gosfield, Great Baddow, Great Burstead and South Green, Great Wakering, Great Waltham, Halstead, Hatfield Peverel, Hawkwell, Herongate and Ingrave, Hockley, Hullbridge, Ingatestone and Fryerning, Kelvedon, Lambourne, Leigh-on-Sea, Little Clacton, Maldon, Mayland, Mersea Island, Myland, Newport, Ongar, Ramsey & Parkeston, Rayleigh, Rettendon, Rochford, Runwell, South Hanningfield, Springfield, Stanford Rivers, Stanway, Stebbing, Thaxted, Tiptree, West Bergholt, West Hanningfield, Witham, Woodham Ferrers and Bicknacre, Weeley, Writtle.


** Please only continue with THIS application if you want to apply for a Community Special Constable role with one of the above councils. If this new and exciting role is not for you, please return to the main page and apply using the generic application process. ** 




All of our posts require a level of vetting and security clearance.  During the recruitment process you will be sent vetting information forms to complete. 


Essex 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.


Please let us know if you require extra support at any stage of the application process, or for further information regarding this position, please email us at stating ‘Application Support and Adjustments’ in the title of your email. Alternatively, you can call us on 01245 452833.

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 to do so.


This post is open to British Citizens, members of the EC or other states in the European Economic Area. If you are a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national, you must be a resident in the UK free of restrictions and with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. All applications must have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years.

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