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
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.
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.