It is important that you do sufficient research into the
organisation, our priorities, our structure and the role of
a Special Constable to know that this is the right
career for you.
Information to assist you can be found here on our site and
The application procedure consists of several challenging steps
designed to ensure that applicants of the highest quality are
recruited in North Wales Police. There follows below a basic guide
to the process.
Applicants should understand that all recruiting processes are
conducted without favour, and applications are considered strictly
When North Wales Police is accepting applications for the role
of Special Constable you will be able to download
an application form from this website
Ensure the application form is fully complete before returning
it - if it is incomplete this will result in a delay in the
process, or at worst your application will be rejected.
We advise you to read fully the guidance notes provided before
actually starting to complete the application form.
You can check to see if you are eligible to apply by
checking our detailed eligibility requirements.
The completed application form should be returned to:
Shared Services Facility
North Wales Police Headquarters
Glan y Don
Please ensure that the correct postage is used – if not
it will result in a delay in receiving your application and you may
miss the closing date, therefore your application will not be
This will form the first part of the selection process. You will
be required to provide evidence of your transferable skills linking
to the relevant personal qualities. Pay particular attention to
your spelling and grammar as this will also be assessed.
The Police Initial Recruitment (PIR) Test consists of 4 elements
which aim to measure some of the skills/abilities required for the
The PIR Test is a multiple choice test which includes spelling
and grammar, checking information, mathematical and verbal logical
Sample questions and a full practice test are available to
download / view.
As well as conducting background checks and references all
prospective candidates from the earliest stages of recruitment
should be aware that if successful they will be asked to consent to
providing a fingerprint and DNA sample.
The interview will last approximately 40 minutes. It will be
based on the six personal qualities
within the Policing Professional Framework (click to download
PDF) and your research into North Wales Police. You will
be informed of your result on the day and offered developmental
feedback regardless of the outcome.
The below personal qualities have been identified as
specifically relevant to the role of Police Constable. A Special
Constable would need to show that they have some of these qualities
at their interview.
You will be required to demonstrate your welsh language skills
at Level 1. This will take the form of an oral test based on the
Resources in our Welsh Language section.
As a Special Constable applicant you will be tested on the same
day that you attend for interview.
You will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire
and optician's form, which will need to be countersigned by your GP
and Optician respectively.
After you have been successful at the interview these forms will
be forwarded to our Occupational Health Unit where they will be
examined and dealt with in confidence.
Depending on your medical questionnaire, you may be required to
attend our Occupational Health Unit for a medical examination.
Subject to satisfactory completion of above
Applicants should note that North Wales Police will not
reimburse any travel expenses incurred when attending any of the
However, we will reimburse for the following:
Special Constable Recruitment
Shared Services Facility
North Wales Police Headquarters,
Telephone: 01492 804699
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