Special Constable - Volunteer Police Officer

Job details
Posting date: 23 May 2024
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 17 June 2024
Location: Cardiff, Cardiff County
Remote working: On-site only
Company: South Wales Police
Job type: Permanent
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Are you interested in applying to become a Special Constable?

You can play a crucial role in helping us to deliver the policing priorities for South Wales. Becoming a Special Constable is a rewarding and enjoyable experience in which volunteers are made to feel needed, valued and developed.

Special Constables are warranted Officers who undertake valuable work and form a vital link between the regular force and their local communities. As a Special, you will protect and reassure the people of South Wales alongside regular officers. Special Constables have the same powers as a regular Police Constable, carry the same equipment, wear the same uniform, hold the same powers and attend the same calls. You will be expected to commit to a minimum of 16 hours service a month and your appointment will be subject to a 2-year probationary period during which time you must complete all elements of your training and be certified as independent patrol.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Here’s what else you need to know.

The applications process will go live at 9am on 6th May 2024 and close at 12 noon on 17th June
Please note the online tests are not compatible with handheld devices e.g. tablet or mobile phone so must completed on a desktop/laptop computer. It is also advisable to register and complete the application process on the same device to avoid compatibility issues.
Ensure you follow the instructions to complete and submit the online application prior to the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
Applicants requiring reasonable adjustments/accommodation for the online test or during the Special Constable interviews, must email the HR- Recruitment mailbox.
Following the completion of the online tests; you will be notified if you have passed or failed. If you pass you will be invited to select an interview date and time.

South Wales Police reserves the right to change the dates of tests or intakes as required and restrict candidate numbers attending the interviews due to organisational need.

Please refer to our website for full details about what the role entails, eligibility criteria, the application process and answers too many of the frequently asked questions you may have.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (B.A.M.E) candidates are currently underrepresented within the Force, we would particularly welcome applications from B.A.M.E applicants. If you would like to discuss further the opportunities, support offered and the forthcoming recruitment campaign, please contact our Positive Action Team on

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