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Special Constables

Becoming a Special Constable is a big commitment, but is ultimately very rewarding.

Sussex Police support those who choose to become Special Constables in what can be an interesting and challenging way to give some time to your local community.

As volunteer Police Officers, Special Constables have full police powers, uniforms and equipment and work alongside Police Officers and PCSOs to help protect and serve the people of Sussex.

Volunteers for the Special Constabulary come from all walks of life. You may be at home, bringing up a family, or employed in any one of a wide variety of jobs. The diversity of the Special Constabulary helps the police service to represent the communities they serve.

Click the window below to watch a video about becoming a Special Constable in Sussex.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants...

  • Must be aged 18 years or over
  • Must have lived in the UK for three continuous years immediately prior to application
  • Cannot be a member of the British National Party (BNP)
  • Must not have tattoos which could cause offence
  • Motoring offences
    • Must not have more than 6 penalty points on their driving licence (a driving licence is not required)
    • Two or more motoring offences within the three years prior to the application date will result in rejection.

What we offer

  • A place on the Sussex Police Pre-Join Course which is aligned to the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing. This part-time course is run over 10 weeks
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme which offers support on a range of health, well-being and lifestyle issues
  • Support and advice from our Occupational Health service as well as a range of staff associations and the Sussex Police Charitable Trust
  • Access to subsidised gym, dependent on your location.

For further information around our Special Constable recruitment process download the briefing pack.

If you are interested in applying, please see our Current Vacancies and search for 'Special Constable' in the keyword search, this will show you any current open adverts. If there is not a current advert then please register for a vacancy alert.

We will be opening for applications on several occasions over the year and will publish key dates for the process in the advert.

If you are a Special Constable with another force and interested in transferring then please email: recruitment@sussex.pnn.police.uk