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Could you be Special?

Do you want to do something special for yourself, your community and your employer?

Do you want to gain invaluable experience and training to achieve your personal or professional goals?

Why not join the Special Constabulary and find out just how much you are capable of?

Your employer may even give you time off to volunteer under the employer supported policing scheme.

What do Specials do?

As a Special Constable you will work with us to help keep the people within your community safe, ensuring that your community, and the wider Cambridgeshire area, is a place that people feel proud to call home. In return we will provide you with invaluable experience and training to achieve your personal or professional goals.

Special Constables provide vital support to a whole range of policing activities and have the same powers and equipment as regular police officers.

Have you got what it takes?

The Special Constabulary welcomes applications from people from all walks of life and backgrounds. The kind of people we need have good life skills and experience, plus strong community awareness.

How to apply

For more information about becoming a Special, or to apply, visit or email

Special Constable Kayleigh Minor’s story

“I work alongside a regular officer on every shift. I go to every incident with them no matter whether it be a domestic, a collision or a call to an animal in the road.

“I love the feeling at the end of a shift knowing that I have made a difference to someone’s life or I have helped take someone who isn’t so nice off the streets. I also love the adrenaline of the job and having to think on my feet.

“I highly recommend volunteering as a Special. It gives you an insight into the police force and the role of an officer but it also gives you the ability to deal with different situations and to learn new skills.

“If you have some spare time and are wondering what to do with it I would absolutely recommend joining the Specials.”

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