Special Constables are trained volunteers who have the same powers as regular police officers. They play a crucial role in fighting crime and making our streets safer.
Specials come from many different backgrounds and walks of life. They volunteer around four hours per week, and form a vital link between their community and the Police Service.
Once appointed, Specials have to complete a training programme, after which they have the same powers as regular police officers and wear a similar uniform.
There are over 20,000 of these extraordinary people in the country.
Meet Lucy, Dave and Sharon, three of our Special Constables. In this video they talk about why became a Special Constable and what they get out it.
Special Constable recruitment for January 2016 has now closed.