Special Constable

The Special Constabulary is community service like no other


The Special Constabulary is a force of trained volunteers who work alongside and support local police officers. Special Constables play a crucial role infighting crime and anti-social behaviour in order to make our streets safer.

Special Constables come from many different backgrounds and walks of life, volunteering a minimum of four hours per week to the Cleveland Police. They form a vital link between communities and the Police Service.

Special Constables have the same responsibilities and powers as regular officers and they must follow the same rules of conduct and have the same professional standards and disciplinary procedures.


  • Special Constables are volunteer police officers with the same powers as regular officers.
  • Special Constables must commit to at least 4 hours per week of duty time, supporting the police to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in local communities.
  • Special Constables are recruited locally.
  • Special Constables work in close partnership with regular officers and the wider police family such as Police Community Support Officers [PCSO]

Recruitment is now closed.