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Cumbria Constabulary are actively recruiting for Special Constables

The Special Constabulary is a voluntary body, whose officers form a vital part of the police family, working alongside their regular colleagues to police the communities of Cumbria. Specials perform a variety of police duties to support regular officers with the day-to-day policing of Cumbria.

People become a Special Constable for a variety of reasons. Some people have free time and have a desire to give something back to their community, some people are very happy in their present job but want something totally different in their spare time, some people may have wanted to work in the police but for different reasons they have gone down a different career path. Specials have the same powers as regular officers, wear the same uniform and carry the same equipment as regular officers.

Please note that whilst serving as a Special Constable in Cumbria Constabulary you will be subject to a tenure whereby Special Constables are not eligible to apply for the role of Police Constable until they have attained Safe and Lawful status.

In all these circumstances the Special Constabulary gives you the opportunity to have a second career. This is a great opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and gain experience in a wide range of policing duties.

If you would like to help make your neighbourhood a better place and are ready for an exciting challenge, please complete an Application Form, which is available Here. 

If you have further queries, please contact the Citizens in Policing Department on 101 - select option 2 and enter Ext 40570 or email

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