Meet Our Specials

As part of our 2019 Special Constable Recruitment Campaign meet Special Constable Dale Wilson.  Dale works in our Contact Management Centre, as well as volunteering as a Police Special Constable.


Meet Special Constable Steph Mills - who talks about why she became a Special Constable and what made her join the Force.


Senior Section Officer Tom Mortimer was the winner of the West Yorkshire Police Special Constable of the Year Award 2018, watch his nomination video below.


You get a tremendous feeling from helping people while serving as a Special Constable, often going home at the end of the day knowing you’ve made a real difference. Those are the comments from SC  Nayim Rahman who also managed to balance studying at University while training  as a Special.  We caught up with him for a video interview at Shipley station.


What is  it like training to be a Special Constable?
How do you balance the regular training commitment with your job and other commitments?
We talk to Student Special Constable Ricky Jones who is half way through the training process and hopes to be a fully serving Special, patrolling the streets of Wakefield District, by April, 2018.  You can also follow Ricky’s journey with West Yorkshire Police on his regularly updated Twitter account :


What it is like being a Special Constable patrolling the streets of West Yorkshire?
We spoke to SC Andrew Hobson, based at Stainbeck Police Station in Leeds.  Andy, a Special with two year’s service, was a finalist in the Best Tweeting Special Constable category in the recent national police Twitter awards.  To find out more about serving Specials, you can follow Andy on @WYP_SCHobson


Special Constable Paul Hitchman - Leeds District

2017 Special Constable of the Year Winner

Paul is instrumental to "Keeping Our City Centre Safe" initiative, supporting officers and helping reduce levels of crime in Leeds at the weekend.


Senior Section Officer Alan Studd - Wakefield District

Alan has a passion to serve communities in Wakefield, managing community projects and bringing communities together to reduce offending. He increases awareness around criminiality and drugs in a supportive environment, and brings people together in the community to give them something to do.