Special Constables learn about policing, develop new skills, enjoy new experiences, and protect people from harm.

Fully-trained Special Constables have full police powers, wear a police uniform and work alongside police officers and police staff.

Special Constables are unpaid volunteers but are reimbursed for certain allowances, including travel.

Many new Special Constables hope to move on to become a regular officer, either with Cleveland Police or with another UK force. The experience gained as a Special Constable is invaluable and can be a great stepping stone for furthering a career in the police and developing a role outside the police service.