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Sorry – we are no longer recruiting Special Constables


If you are interested in becoming a Special Constable once recruiting re-opens, please complete our 'Special Constables Additional Information' online form here

For other Police volunteering opportunities please check our Volunteers in Policing page.

Note : - we have left the following Special Constable pages live for when recruitment opportunities open again. Please keep checking back for further updates.
 

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Joe Loy

New Recruits Blog!

Thinking of joining the Special Constables in West Yorkshire? Joe Loy, one of our newest candidates talks about the process of becoming a Special Constable in his blog. Read more.

Special Constable Recruitment Seminars
Sorry - there are no seminars currently scheduled

Recruitment Seminars
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Find us on...

Did you know we have dedicated Twitter and Facebook accounts for promoting Special Constables and advertising recruitment opportunities? Why not give them a follow. Read more.

Can You Be Special?

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We are pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting for Special Constables to work at locations across the Force area.

Follow the links below to find out more about becoming a Special Constable with West Yorkshire Police.

You could be at the frontline of Policing in West Yorkshire
Our Purpose and Values

The West Yorkshire Police 'Purpose and Values' are the foundation upon which we continue to build public trust and confidence. Read more.

Information about what police powers Special Constables have, details of uniform and equipment and the sort of roles the undertaken. Read more

The Basics
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Could you be a Special Constable?

Applicants to the Special Constabulary must be of good character, at least 18 years old on application, and in good health. Read more.

Including ; How to apply, The Assessment Process and Vetting. Read more.

Becoming a Special Constable
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Applications

Interested in joining?  You can get the ball rolling today by completing our online form now. Read more.

Once appointed you will receive comprehensive training to enable you to carry out your role as well as preparing you for any hostile confrontations you may encounter whilst on duty. Read more.

The Training Process
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Meet our Special Constables

A welcome from Special Constable Mike Middleton and a YouTube video of Special Constable Andrew Cooke. Read more.

Special Constables can find themselves involved in high profile operations - such as Operation Viper. Read more.

Our Specials in Action
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Interested in joining?  You can get the ball rolling today by completing our online form now. Read more.

The history of the Special Constabulary can be traced back to at least the 9th century, where members of the public were given special powers to give unpaid assistance in enforcing the law. Read more.

History of the Special Constabulary

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