The Special Constabulary
If you want to gain invaluable experience and support Dorset
Police in making Dorset Safer, join us as a Special Constable.
Becoming a Special Constable (volunteer police officer) is your
chance to give something back in a unique way. Everything you do
will be centered on looking after the community, from businesses
and residents to tourists, football supporters and motorists. And
you’ll be a vital, valued part of Making Dorset safer
and making Dorset feel safer.
In terms of a volunteering opportunity,
there’s simply nothing else like it. Special Constables work on the
front line with regular police officers as a visible reassuring
presence. As a Special Constable you will tackle a range of
policing issues whether that be attending incidents, taking part in
specialist operations or routine patrols.
The role allows you to support and help
resolve issues for the people of Dorset, not to mention learn
skills and gain experience that could really enhance your career
prospects in future.
You just need to be able to work a minimum of
16 hours a month. You should have the same personal qualities as
our regular officers, the most important of which is the desire to
give something back to the community. You can be from any walk of
life, as long as you are over 18.
Use these pages to find out more about being a
Special Constable with Dorset Police and details of how to apply.
If you have any general queries please email: email@example.com
Dorset Police Vision
We believe that the Special Constabulary are an integral part of
the wider policing family, providing a flexible, visible,
responsive and committed resource which assists us to improve
service delivery and find solid solutions to crime and disorder
problems. We are committed to supporting the recruitment, training
and development of our Special Constables and providing them with
the necessary skills and equipment to undertake their role.
Message from Martyn Underhill, Police &
Crime Commissioner for Dorset
Becoming a volunteer Special Constable is a
great way for you to make a difference in your community, whilst at
the same time developing your personal skills. Special Constables
come from all walks of life but whatever your background, you will
take pride from giving something back to the community of Dorset.
We are keen to exploit the skills you can bring. We are expanding
the roles that Special Constables can fulfil, with posts for marine
officers, wildlife officers and rural officers all coming on
line this year. I am constantly humbled and inspired by the
commitment shown by Special Constables and will support you, on
your journey in becoming a Special and in serving the people of