Special Constable - Future Vacancies October 2021
Future Vacancy Opportunities
This is an opportunity for you to register your interest in applying to become a Special Constable with Gwent Police. We will be able to notify you with any updates relating to the next potential campaign opening dates and times once you have registered your details.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN - IT IS ONLY TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGNS FOR THE SPECIAL CONSTABLE ROLE.
The 'Specials', as they are often known, serve as voluntary officers, under the command of regular senior officers and have their own rank structure.
Specials have the same powers as regular officers, they wear an almost identical uniform, carry the same equipment and receive exactly the same training as regular officers.
They make a significant contribution to policing in their county, by performing a huge variety of roles to support regular officers. They carry out core day-to-day policing duties such as foot patrols or responding to reports of missing people, and also train to work within specialist policing teams such as roads policing, protecting vulnerable people or community partnership teams.
Specials spend around four hours a week, or more, supporting the police to tackle crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour and to build relationships with communities. They must complete at least 16 hours of service per month, which are arranged flexibly, according to personal and work commitments.
Specials are supported by dedicated teams within each force, who will encourage volunteers to put in enough hours to ensure their confidence, skills and experience grows.