Special Constable

Belgrave Community Fire Station, Burslem Police Station, Burton Police Station, Cannock Police Station, Cheadle Police Station, Leek Police Station, Lichfield Police Building, Longton Police Station, Newcastle Civic Offices, Newcastle Hub, Stafford Police Station, Tamworth Police Station, Uttoxeter Police Station
4 Hours per week

Could you do something special for Staffordshire Police ?

Special Constables are part time, voluntary police officers who work in some of the most important areas of modern policing.

Special Constables have the same powers, uniform and equipment as regular officers and work alongside our front-line as well as police staff to help keep our people, places and communities of Staffordshire safe.

Being a Special Constable is a great opportunity for you to do something special for you and your community. If you already have a career that you love but have always wanted to become a police officer then this role is perfect for you as you can volunteer around your day-to-day life.

Working as a Special Constable allows you to make a valuable contribution to your community, provide investigative assistance and be a vital link between the police and our communities.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated individuals to volunteer for a minimum of 16 hours a month to police across the county.

Can you be free for training at weekends? If so please take note of the below.

Our intakes for 2024, once you join on an intake attendance is mandatory on alternative weekends over an 18 week period.

22nd June 2024

21st September 2024

23rd November 2024

If you would like to know more about the role please register for one of our familiarisation events that will be held at Staffordshire Police Headquarters, Weston Road, Stafford on the below dates.

28th May 2024


4th June 2024


20th June 2024


2nd July 2024


25th July 2024


As ‘One Force’ across Staffordshire, we know that Diversity and Inclusion help us improve our decision making, encourage creativity and embrace innovation so all our people can thrive.

Our vacancies are open to everyone and all appointments are made based on merit and achievements. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, gender, people who have a disability, those who are neurodiverse and persons of the LGBTQ+ community.

We use positive action to encourage potential candidates from underrepresented groups through targeted step-In support and advice sessions.  If you have the skills, experience and values, that here in Staffordshire Police Force we pride ourselves on, then we would welcome you to apply.

For more information on Positive Action please email the team on positive.action@staffordshire.police.uk  

Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Job related fitness test 
  • Medical assessment 
  • Biometric vetting
  • Vetting clearance