What training will I get?
All Successfully appointed Specials receive initial training. This can be either the two week intensive course or 8 weekends (both Saturday and Sunday) spaced fortnightly apart. In addition you will receive support from Regular Officers and experienced Specials, whilst you are gaining valuable first hand experience. You will also be required to attend divisional refresher/update training evenings held monthly.
Is there a fitness test?
No, there is no fitness test to become a Special. However, we do require all applicants to undertake a medical examination with our Occupational Health Service.
Is every applicant appointed?
The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire sets the standard criteria for appointment as a Special Constable. Not every applicant meets the standards. Feedback is available for unsuccessful applicants. If you are not successful you can reapply after 6 months.
Is footwear provided?
We do not provide shoes or boots for duty wear. We advise an appropriate style of footwear. At the end of each financial year officers become eligible for the payment of an allowance upon the completion of more than two hundred hours of duty.
What if I wear spectacles?
For appointed officers, approved spectacles must be worn, and can be provided by the Force from a choice of frame styles.