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As a Special Constable working in the Cleveland area, you will have the same powers as regular Police Officers.
You will be provided with a thorough training package, which covers many aspects of police work, enabling you to carryout safe and lawful accompanied patrols.
The Learning Programme has been carefully structured so that you have all the required skills necessary to fulfil your role.
All officers will undergo initial learning during which will provide them with the theoretical knowledge and understanding of the underpinning skills, attitudes and behaviours to conduct a safe and lawful accompanied patrol. Initial learning during this phase will also include Personal Safety Training (PST).
Please note PST is currently set over 7 full days of training and officers will be required to attend all of these. Therefore leave from regular work may need to be taken to accommodate this.
The learning programme has been designed as a blended learning programme, consisting of:
Officers will be expected to attend classroom-based learning ready to discuss the material which they have studied independently. As well as providing material ahead of the classroom-based learning, self-directed study will continue throughout the duration of the training programme. Officer will be required to attend all training.
On successful completion of initial learning period, officers will be able to carry out accompanied patrol. This is the stage of development where officers are exposed to the operational workplace. At this time they will be required to demonstrate basic operational skills of the SC role in a safe and lawful manner. During this phase, officers will be accompanied at all times by an experienced officer and will be working through an evidence pack, as well as additional training to ensure full coverage of all the necessary standards
After successful completion of the accompanied patrol stage, officers will be able to be signed off for independent status where they can work on their own, or with less experienced officers.
Ongoing training is provided to all officers to ensure they are kept up to date with changes to policing processes and procedures.