Discover Exciting Roles & Work with Specialist Policing Teams
Officers already work alongside specialist teams such as the Road Policing Unit, the Rural Operational Support Team and the Public Protection UnitSpecial Constable Roles
Meet Our Special Constables
Specials come from all walks of life, volunteer their spare time and play an essential role in preventing, reducing and tackling crime and keeping the communities of Hertfordshire safeMeet our Specials
What is a Special Constable?
A Special Constable is a part-time, voluntary police officer with all the same powers as regular police officers.
Specials come from all walks of life and volunteer their spare time for a minimum of 16 hours a month. They are highly trained and play an essential role in preventing, reducing and tackling crime and keeping the communities of Hertfordshire safe.Find out more
Special Constable Roles
As a Special Constable, your duties will mainly involve:
- Responding to and attending emergency calls from the public
- Carrying out arrests or reporting individuals for offences
- Preventative patrols
- Conducting searches of individuals and their property
- Providing initial support to victims and witnesses and assessing their need for further support
- Managing conflict
- Conducting enquiries
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ESP - Employer Supported Policing
A national and local initiative, ESP provides businesses with the opportunity to forge closer links with their local policing teams. By supporting employees who volunteer as Special Constables, the employer and its staff benefit from police training and experience - equipping both with transferable skills that can be used in the workplace.
In his plan Commissioner Lloyd has encouraged businesses across Hertfordshire to support Employer Supported Policing, he says: "Keeping Hertfordshire safe is everybody's' business and organisations can play their part by supporting employees to become Special Constables. I hope that we will also bring all serving Specials in Hertfordshire onto the scheme."
ESP also allows police to learn about the issues which matter to local businesses and offers benefits in terms of staff development. Some supporters of the ESP scheme in Hertfordshire include: Barclays, Openreach BT and Which?Find out more
PLUS Many More!
Vetting and why we need it
The Recruitment Process
The journey to becoming a Special Constable
Meet Our Specials
Graduate Systems Engineer
I initially joined as a Special Constable in February 2016 while studying mathematics at the University of Hertfordshire. I graduated with first-class honours in September 2017 and joined the force as a full-time Police Constable.Read Dan's Case Study
Buying Administration Supervisor
I’ve always wanted to join the police since I was a child but I enjoy my current job. Being able to do both was a great way for me to see if it the job was right for me and if I was right for the job. I’ve also always had a strong moral compass, so the role was a natural move for me.Read Rumin's Case Study
I really enjoy getting out and the fact that you never know what the duty will present. When out on patrol you never know what the next call may be or what challenge you will have next.Read Myles's Case Study
Gamekeeper Estate Manager
Working within the police was something that had interested me for a long time and I finally decided to apply to become a Special as I wanted to help the rural community and increase awareness of how the police can and are helping those in rural areas.Read Richard's Case Study
Freelance Sign Language Interpreter
I was inspired by my brother, who has been a Special for nine years. Hearing from him how he helps his local community made me want to stoke the fire that never really went out, so after having my two children, I applied!Read Debby's Case Study