The Special Constabulary is made up of women and men who carry out their Specials duties in their spare time, working in towns, cities and local communities to make Lincolnshire a safer place.
As a Special Constable you will work alongside the Regular Police Officers and you will be involved in a wide range of policing activities. Every shift will be different undertaking activities such as patrolling, conducting inquiries, assisting at scenes of accidents, safeguarding the public at local and major events, taking part in crime prevention initiatives - in fact anything that a Regular Police Officer would do.
A Special Constable has the same powers as a regular Police Officer. You will wear the same uniform and you will receive initial training on joining and continuous training thereafter, to undertake the role.
Special Constables commit four hours a week minimum of their time; these hours are fully flexible and designed to work around you. Specials will usually be based in their local area but a preferred station can be specified.
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