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RT @brightonsnapper: Pride - Scientific Support all smiles 01/08/2015 20:12:17

RT @pauladunstable: @BtonHovePolice brilliant 01/08/2015 19:55:25

@djdexter_ Yes call 101 or email 01/08/2015 19:50:44

@djdexter_ Yes 01/08/2015 19:34:27

RT @BtnHoveSpecials: @SussexSpecials #SusPolSelfie with the Chief, SC Farbridge and SC Thorogood. 01/08/2015 19:31:16

RT @BtonHovePolice: Lots of great photos from #BrightonPride today. Don't forget to share your #SusPolSelfie 01/08/2015 19:30:54

Anyone caught with unlicensed sound systems which are causing concern and disturbing residents face being prosecuted #BrightonPride 01/08/2015 19:23:49

Police warning about MDA drug in circulation - blue tablet with the Adidas logo on. It has been linked to a death in the UK #BrightonPride 01/08/2015 19:14:53

RT @chantrybelle: @sussex_police thanks for being amazing at #BrightonPride today, you also made a little girl and teddy very happy! http:/ 01/08/2015 18:52:00

RT @PrideBrighton: #Pride25: @EllaHenderson and 38,000 people in Preston Park 01/08/2015 18:51:30

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Saturday August 01

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Volunteering as a Special Constable is hard work but is ultimately very rewarding.

You already have a career - now you want a different challenge in your spare time. If you can commit to at least 16 hours a month, bring integrity and common sense to everything you do and stay calm under pressure, we want to hear from you.

As volunteer Police Officers, Special Constables have full police powers, uniform and equipment and work alongside full-time 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 and varied experiences of the Special Constabulary helps the police service to represent the communities they serve.


Thinking of applying?

  • Click here to find out more about what will be expected of you
  • Click here to find out what serving Special Constables say about volunteering with us
  • Click here to read our application criteria and process briefing pack

Still interested? Great! For information about recruitment please see the below.


Recruitment update

The recruitment window currently closed.


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:


Learn more

Click here to find out what serving Special Constables say about volunteering with us.

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