There are currently over 20,000 Special Constables around the country and there are 406 (as of Dec 13) serving in South Yorkshire.
The Commissioner has set South Yorkshire Police a target of raising the level of Special Constables in the county to 650. Therefore South Yorkshire Police are currently recruiting Special Constables. For more information on the South Yorkshire Special Constabulary and how to apply, please visit the South Yorkshire Police website.
Special Constables are a vital part of the police service, helping to prevent crime and interacting with the diverse communities we serve. Being a Special Constable is a great way to give something back to your local community and develop new skills.
Special constables carry out many different duties including high visibility patrols to reassure the community, helping to deal with antisocial behaviour and participating in crime reduction initiatives targeted at local problems. No two shifts are ever the same as a Special. You will have to be prepared for any eventuality and demonstrate flexibility.