The role of a Special Constable

Special Constables are volunteer police officers. They undertake valuable work and form a vital link between the regular force and their local communities. Special Constables wear the same uniform and hold the same powers of arrest as a regular officer.


The role of the Special Constable is to assist and support the regular force in meeting local policing needs. They are an important part of the police service and have a vital role to play in the future of policing.



North Wales Police acknowledges that your spare time is precious in this busy age. In becoming a Special Constable you will be using some of this time to do something positive for your community.


North Wales Police Special Constables are expected to carry out a variety of tasks. Duties can include assisting regular police officers in their daily duties on patrol and responding to 999 calls, attending road traffic collisions and conducting investigative enquiries. Special Constables are also involved in policing football matches and other local events and undertaking self led operations and initiatives. All your work will be geared towards making your community a safer place to live, work and visit.


If your application is successful you will receive excellent training over a 12 week period, usually at weekends, and regular training updates thereafter. You will gain an incredible wealth of skills, confidence and knowledge. Following your probationary period you will be able to apply to undertake secondments in certain sections of the force, e.g. the Road Policing Unit. In return we ask that you commit to 4 hours duty time per week minimum.


Are you interested in joining our force as a regular Police Officer or as a Police Community Support Officer one day ? As a Special Constable you will find out first hand if a career with the North Wales Police is for you.


equality logo stonewall North Wales Police is an equal opportunities employer and is totally committed to the principles of equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Indeed, to ensure our service is fully representative of the communities it serves we welcome applications from under represented groups particularly fluent Welsh speakers.