Specials, as they’re known, come from all walks of life.

They are teachers, taxi drivers, accountants and secretaries, or from many other careers and they all  volunteer a minimum of four and a quarter hours a week to their local police force, forming a vital link between the regular police and the local community.

Specials have the same powers as regular officers. They wear the same uniform and are issued with the same protective equipment including handcuffs and baton. 

If you're interested in become a Special Constable, more information about can be found on the Constabulary website.