Take a look at the 'day in the life' of a typical Special Constable.
You have what it takes.
Applicants need to be a British citizen or a passport holder from a full EU Member State. This includes Commonwealth citizens and foreign nationals who are resident in the UK free of restrictions.Do you satisfy this criterion?NB - If you have lived or are living outside of the UK or have been travelling overseas, it may be necessary for us to seek references from an overseas employer, or other references and/or obtain a police criminal background check/clearance or certificate of good conduct from a relevant embassy/police. Individual circumstances will be taken into consideration.
Have you been a resident in the UK for the last 3 years without a break?
Are you a British Citizen?
Ideally, you should not have a criminal record but some minor offences may not exclude you. Have you ever been convicted or cautioned for any offence either as an adult or a juvenile?If yes, please provide further details, including the nature and date.
Do you have any tattoos on your neck (visible above a collar) or face?
Do you have any tattoos which may cause offence to members of the public or colleagues, or be considered lewd, garish or provocative?
Are you currently or have been:
There may be some occupations that conflict with the role of a Special Constable. Please provide your job title and the nature of the industry you are employed in:
Are you or have you ever been a member of the BNP or similar organisation whose constitution, aims, objectives or pronouncements may contradict the duty to promote race equality?
Are you over 18?
The Police Service welcomes the recruitment of people who have disabilities. Do you consider yourself to be disabled or have a learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, that you wish us to know about at this stage?
Do you work for a small or independent business?
Do you or your spouse or any relative living with you own or run a shop or business which requires a licence e.g. liquor, gaming?
Have you previously applied to become a Special Constable with Northamptonshire Police or any other police force?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.
Come along to one of our Application Awareness Evenings where you will be given advice and guidance about the recruitment process and can chat with the team. These are held across the county and upcoming events are publicised on an ongoing basis - click your desired date for more information.
Video is courtesy of our partners, Leicestershire Police
If you would like to ask us a question, sign up here to receive a callback from our Recruitment Team
A Parish Special Constable is an experienced Safer Community Team Special Constable who has achieved independent patrol status.
As a Parish Special Constable, you will be the visible presence of policing in a specific area; in some ways this is a reintroduction to having a “Bobby on the Beat”. Parish Special Constables look to meet the community's needs by working with local organisations such as the local Parish/Town council and community groups.
You can police a specific village; group of villages; ward; or area of your choice and work within the local Safer Community team alongside regular officers and PCSOs, and will be the dedicated resource and ‘specialist’ on the area you police.
Duties will include: high-visible patrols; intelligence-gathering; tackling the “low level crimes” such as such as anti-social behaviour; littering; dog-fouling; and traffic-related issues – such as speeding and HGV policing; being the hub of the community - setting up wider voluntary schemes to address a community’s issues, for example Speedwatch.
We also encourage Parish Special Constables to attend local events and heighten the Police’s presence in schools and the community, educating about crime prevention and building relationships with members of the community.