Expression of Interest - Special Constable New Recruits

Posted on 26th Aug 2021

Expression of Interest - Special Constable New Recruits

Post: Special Constable Volunteer role (unpaid) – expenses can be claimed

Hours: Minimum of 16 hours per month

Location: Cleveland Police area

Cleveland Police are looking to recruit high calibre candidates from all sectors of our communities to this challenging but very rewarding voluntary role. As policing is 24/7, 365 days a year, Special Constables can fit their policing around their often busy lives very easily, and it is very flexible to do. Whilst a challenging role, we have an excellent initial and ongoing training programme, and you will be supported throughout.

Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers who hold the exact same powers as regular Police Officers and who wear the same uniform, attending the same frontline policing incidents. Volunteering with the Special Constabulary may particularly appeal to those who are looking to put something back into their local communities.

As a Special Constable, you'll work alongside our regular officers, forging strong partnerships in the community, patrolling our streets, preventing crime and interacting with all kinds of people. A Special Constable can act as a positive force for change - bringing with them an extensive pool of skills, talents, experience, local knowledge and diverse backgrounds - as well as enhancing the overall level of service provided by the police.

If you think you have what it takes to become a Special Constable and make a difference to communities across Cleveland, please register your interest via the link.

Once you have registered your interest you will receive a link to complete the full application when the form is available. It is likely that there will be a limit to the number of applications we accept. This therefore means that although you may submit and have an Expression of Interest accepted, you may miss out on being able to complete the full application form. When you receive the link, it is important that you action this as soon as possible to secure your place.

Please note as part of the application form you will be asked to complete competency-based questions and your answers to these questions will determine if you have got on to the next stage. In preparation for this please ensure you have read our Guidance Documents fully before applying as this gives useful tips on how to submit a successful application form.

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