Special Constable (Expression of Interest)

4 Hours per week

North Yorkshire Police are currently working on some exciting Policing Pathways for Special Constables and we want YOU to be part of it!

Ask yourself these questions...

Do you want to start your policing career? 

Are you someone who wants to change lives?

Do you want to support your local community? 

Do you have the skills and passion to take on the most rewarding voluntary opportunity?

Do you have a passion to start your policing journey with a role that will give you fantastic opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and talent to be a future officer? 

Special Constables come from all walks of life and join for a variety of reasons. They are a vital part of all Police Forces across the country, supporting and enhancing the work of regular Police Officers. North Yorkshire Police have a well-established Special Constabulary of dedicated volunteers and we are committed to recruiting hard-working individuals with a genuine interest in policing.

Our Special Constables need huge amounts of enthusiasm and determination to succeed. With the same powers, uniform and equipment (not including tasers) as Police Officers, you’ll play a key role in maintaining our extremely high standards. This is not an easy role, and is only suitable for driven individuals with a real passion for serving the public, with proven life experience and customer service skills. You will need to be markedly resilient to deal with the confrontational and potentially harrowing situations that you’ll come across. If you are to succeed in this role you must have effective communication skills and strong team working ethics.

You will need to be able to commit to volunteering a minimum of 16 hours per month, though during your initial training and probation it is likely you would need to complete significantly more hours and commit to ongoing training.

Joining the Specials opens up a world of opportunities for personal and professional advancement. Undergoing the training and then going out on patrol makes a welcome break from day-to-day life and challenges every day. You’ll benefit from unrivaled training and investment in your development. After all, we need you to be the best there is. Whatever your background, you’ll be truly valued as an integral member of our force. We’ll help you develop skills - from leadership to responsiveness - that will enhance every aspect of your life.

Becoming a Special Constable really is one of the most exciting and rewarding voluntary opportunities available! Do you have what it takes to help make North Yorkshire a better place to live, work and visit?

It is our aim to keep you updated throughout each stage of the recruitment process via the online application centre, so please ensure you keep checking this on a regular basis.

 We are currently just accepting Express of Interest for this role. If you are interested in becoming a Special Constable in the future please complete this form. We will confirm when the recruitment is open to new applicants via email and you will also be the first to hear about our events that will help you prepare for each step of the recruitment process! 

Expressions of interest will be open until September 2020

Applications to apply will be opening November 2020*

*due to the ever changing climate and the nature of policing, this date could change. Due to the current Covid climate, it is very difficult to predict variances that may affect these dates, however, currently this is the date we are working towards. We will keep you updated should this change. 

For any additional information please do not hesitate to contact HRTalent&resourcing@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk