Joining Northumbria Police
We are currently recruiting! Head to the ‘Job Search’ and look for ‘Special Constable Engagement Event’ and register for one of our information sessions.
Joining Northumbria Police as a Special Constable opens up a world of opportunity for personal and professional advancement. Undergoing the training and then going out on patrol makes a welcome break from day-to-day life, bringing excitement and challenge every day you volunteer.
Same uniform, same powers
On completion of training, special constables carry a full range of police powers, are issued with the same protective equipment, wear a similar uniform, and deal with the same type of incidents as your regular colleagues.
You’ll also be entitled to many of the same benefits as regular officers, including free travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro network and shopping discounts thanks to the Blue Light card.
What could I be doing on an average shift as a Special Constable?
Special Constables have a unique contribution to make in all areas of policing. Working in neighbourhoods, 24/7 operational policing and more specialist roles, you will be a visible presence on our streets, working alongside regular police officers to tackle issues and respond to incidents.
What skills do I need to become a Special Constable?
Special Constables provide an extensive pool of skills, talents, experience and knowledge and provide a key link within the communities in which they work and serve.They must be able to talk to people effectively and use an investigative mindset to solve problems and make sound decisions every day.
We are looking for much the same personal qualities in specials that we look for in regular police officers – integrity, honesty, tact and communication skills. We are looking for individuals who thrive on variety, extensive public contact and a high level of personal responsibility.
If you are have protected characteristics please visit our Positive Action pages for further support and guidance.
The new you starts here.
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What you need to know
What you need to know