Applying to become a Special Constable

Thank you for your interest in applying to become a Special Constable. On the next screen, you will be asked to register your interest by providing us with some personal details about you.

You will need to provide your National Insurance number and your driving licence (if applicable), so please have these available before you proceed to the registration.

Once you have registered with us, you will then have the opportunity to complete a Realistic Job Preview questionnaire, which will give you more information about being a Special Constable and help you to understand some of the challenges and demands involved. This questionnaire is not assessed, but it will allow you to decide whether working as a Special Constable is right for you.

Once you have completed the Realistic Job Preview, you can then decide whether you want to proceed to the Eligibility Assessment. You will be asked to enter some personal information so we know who you are and can assess whether you are eligible to become a Special Constable. If you meet all of the eligibility requirements, you will then be invited to complete some online assessments which will be used to determine your suitability for the role.

It will take approximately 30 minutes for you to complete the initial process of registering your details, completing the Realistic Job Preview, and checking your eligibility. Please ensure you have sufficient time set aside to complete this process. When you register, you will be sent an email that will allow you to log back in to complete the Realistic Job Preview or check your eligibility at a later time if necessary.

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If you have any questions during the registration process, or require any reasonable adjustments to be made, please contact the force HR team at or call 01905 331433.