Special constables are volunteer police officers, with full police powers, uniforms and equipment. As a Special you’ll 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. Our Specials work in a range of policing areas, so whatever your interests, we’ll find a volunteer role that works well for you. We aim to agree start dates within 3 to 6 months, as soon and our checks and references have been carried out. We ask for a minimum of 16 operational hours per month (4 hours per week). You can choose when you work those hours and can do more if you’d like too. On some occasions you may be asked if you can help police specific events going on in the county such as air shows, parades and concerts. The Kent Special Constabulary has various ranks starting with a Special Constable – this is what you’ll be when you join. We do not expect you to go out of pocket when volunteering so pay mileage costs and a boot allowance. The Special Constabulary is also a recognised way of becoming a full-time paid Police Constable via our in-house tiered training package.
There is no application deadline as we are constantly recruiting. Many thanks.