SYP - Special Constables

Force Wide
4 Hours per week

Do you want to experience something unique?

Would you like to contribute towards something of real value?

South Yorkshire Police are looking to recruit individuals to join our Special Constabulary.

Special Constables are volunteers who have the same powers as regular officers; they wear the same uniform and are issued with the same protective equipment.

They undertake a wide range of police duties, provide a vital link between the police and the diverse communities that we serve, helping the Force to meet policing needs, and increase the public’s confidence in the police service.
This is coupled with an understanding of the law and the teaching of various police procedures.

We have a strong family spirit amongst all our staff and our Special Constabulary is an integral part of the extended policing family. As a community-based force, we value the contribution that Special Constables make, both to South Yorkshire Police and to the local community.

Joining the Special Constabulary will open up a world of opportunity for personal and professional advancement. Undergoing the full training programme and then going out on patrol makes a welcome break from day-to-day life, bringing excitement and challenge with every day you volunteer.

We ask that our Special Constables volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month, which usually equates to two 8 hour shifts (with some enjoying it so much they work more), meaning the role can easily fit around a regular job. You must be at least 18 years old to apply. There is no upper age limit but you must have a good level of fitness and be able to pass the physical fitness test and a medical examination.

We would welcome applicants that already have fulfilling roles and that are considering volunteering as a “Career Special Constable”. We have a diverse group of people that work as Special Constables, some of which we are proud to say have been with South Yorkshire Police for many years.

Applicants must meet the minimum checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for all individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity. A minimum checkable history period of 3 Years has been identified for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

For more details regarding the role and application guidance, please see attached information.

South Yorkshire is a culturally diverse area and to ensure that our service is fully representative of the communities we serve we welcome applications from all under- represented groups and individuals wishing to work part time.

To apply for the role, please click the 'Apply' button

This opportunity is closed to applications.