Do something Special...
Do you have a minimum of 4 hours a week spare time? Could you use this time to make a positive contribution towards making your community a safer place? Why not join Lincolnshire's Special Constabulary and make a difference in your local community
Becoming a volunteer Special Constable is a great way for you to make a difference in your community, whilst at the same time developing your personal skills and experiences.
Special Constables have played a vital role in the policing of Lincolnshire for hundreds of years and we are very proud of the serving Specials we currently have working within our County. These people are so valuable to us that we are seeking more. Could you be our next Special?
Lincolnshire Police offers an excellent training programme and mentoring scheme that will help you build knowledge and confidence and help you achieve all of your personal goals as a Special Constable.
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25/26 January 2014
8/9 February 2014
22/23 February 2014
8/9 March 2014
22/23 March 2014
5/6 April 2014
26/27 April 2014
10/14 May 2014
Lincolnshire Police is now accepting applications for our Special Constabulary Intake starting in January 2014.
The course dates are stated in the table to the right.
Submit your application by midday 27 June 2013 in order to be considered for this intake. Interviews will take place through July, August and September.
Places on this intake is limited to 20, so should interest be high, candidates may need to be patient in waiting for future intakes later in the year. Applications are still accepted after this date, but will be considered for intakes later in the year.
Please take the time to browse the pages on the Special Constabulary and ensure that you are eligible to apply.
All the information on the Special Constabulary web page is available in the Special Constables - A Vital Link booklet.
Before you apply, please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria
Message from Assistant Chief Constable Keith Smy
"I can think of no more clear and obvious way that a member of the public can show their commitment to community safety and crime reduction than voluntarily donning a police uniform and working alongside professional officers and staff. I am constantly amazed at the commitment and dedication shown by our Special Constables. I value the skill and experience they bring to local policing in Lincolnshire from their own personal and professional backgrounds and lives.
Increasing the numbers of Special Constables clearly creates higher visibility and awareness, and increases the capacity and capability of the Force to provide an even greater range and quality of service to the public. Just as importantly this allows members of the public direct access to our internal organisation and this in turn challenges us, improves understanding and reinforces the connection between the public and the police.
I am personally committed to ensuring that people who become Special Constables receive the recognition they deserve and get something from the experience. Thank you for thinking about becoming a Special Constable. We look forward to you helping us keep our communities safe."
Assistant Chief Constable.
Message from Special Chief Officer Steve Woodcock
"Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to view these Special Constabulary pages. I am delighted that you are interested to learn more about the work of the dedicated group of people who are the Special Constabulary of Lincolnshire.
Whilst the work of a Special Constable is unpaid, it provides a hugely rewarding experience, and there are many gains to be had in terms of life experience, and the development of skills.
The people of Lincolnshire and its visitors expect and deserve a high quality policing service. Special Constables assist greatly in this provision.
I do hope that you will want to volunteer your time and talents as a Special Constable."
Stephen Woodcock MBE