The role of a Special Constable
North Wales Police appreciate the personal time our Special
Constable trainees take up when attending their initial mandatory
training courses, which take approximately three months to
complete, usually at weekends. In order to cut down on our trainees
travelling time to and from classes during this period we have
scheduled three intakes for the financial year 2013/14 in the three
main areas of the force instead of them all being based in St
Asaph. We hope this will encourage potential candidates who were
put off from applying in the past due to transportation problems or
long travelling times.
The next Special Constabulary training course starts on Thursday
19th September 2013 at our training rooms in Caernarfon and
Penygroes. We are keen to attract applicants from the Western areas
of our Force to attend this particular course as Specials are under
represented there, especially in South Gwynedd.
The second Specials course starts on January 9th 2014. This
course will be based at St Asaph. The recruitment window
will open on this website for applicants on 06/09/13.
The last Specials intake of the financial year will start on the
20th March 2014 at our training rooms in Wrexham. The
recruitment window opens on our website for applicants on
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.
Special Constables undertake valuable work and form a vital link
between the regular force and the local community. Special
Constables are volunteers, from all walks of life, who want to do
something positive for their communities.
With North Wales Police you would be expected to carry out a
variety of tasks. Duties could include assisting regulars on
patrol, crime prevention work and community liaison projects.
Special Constables have the same powers of arrest as a regular
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.