South Wales Police Special Constable Campaign February 2024

South Wales Police
Special Constable
Special Constabulary

12/03/2024, 12:00

Are you interested in applying to become a Special Constable?

You can play a crucial role in helping us to deliver the policing priorities for South Wales. Becoming a Special Constable is a rewarding and enjoyable experience in which volunteers are made to feel needed, valued and developed.

Special Constables are warranted Officers who undertake valuable work and form a vital link between the regular force and their local communities. As a Special, you will protect and reassure the people of South Wales alongside regular officers. Special Constables have the same powers as a regular Police Constable, carry the same equipment, wear the same uniform, hold the same powers and attend the same calls. You will be expected to commit to a minimum of 16 hours service a month and your appointment will be subject to a 2-year probationary period during which time you must complete all elements of your training and be certified as independent patrol.

Application criteria

Please note that your highest level of qualification certificate must be uploaded at the same time as you submit your application.  If you are not in possession of a valid certificate, you must obtain one prior to commencing the application process.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Here’s what else you need to know.

  • The applications process will go live at 9am on 12th February 2024 and close at 12 noon on 12th March 2024. 
  • Please note the online tests are not compatible with handheld devices e.g. tablet or mobile phone so must completed on a desktop/laptop computer. It is also advisable to register and complete the application process on the same device to avoid compatibility issues.
  • If you have any technical issues whilst completing the tests, then the decision to reset the test will be at the discretion of South Wales Police. Please note that we can only reset the test once.
  • Ensure you follow the instructions to complete and submit the online application and relevant certificate prior to the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Applicants requiring reasonable adjustments/accommodation for the online test or during the Special Constable interviews, must email the HR- Recruitment mailbox.

Following the completion of the online tests; you will be notified if you have passed or failed. If you pass you will be invited to select an interview date and time.

South Wales Police reserves the right to change the dates of tests or intakes as required and restrict candidate numbers attending the interviews due to organisational need.

Please refer to our website for full details about what the role entails, eligibility criteria, the application process and answers too many of the frequently asked questions you may have.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (B.A.M.E) candidates are currently underrepresented within the Force, we would particularly welcome applications from B.A.M.E applicants.  If you would like to discuss further the opportunities, support offered and the forthcoming recruitment campaign, please contact our Positive Action Team on

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for, please call 01656 869225 or e-mail

Opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am – 4:30pm.


Click here  for information on how to complete our online application process

This opportunity is closed to applications.