Please be aware that becoming a Special Constable is a significant step to make.
Special Constables are subject to the same Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Behaviour as regular officers, whether on or off duty. Being a constable is a privilege and bestows significant powers and responsibilities; a volunteer Police Officer has the same powers as a paid Police Officer and that carries with it the same expectations in terms of standards and public service. If you believe that you have the skills, ability and professionalism to police your communities fairly, impartially and with the necessary commitment then we’d welcome your application.
Once you have carefully read all the information in our application guide, you can complete an application to join the Essex Police Special Constabulary. Once your application has been reviewed you may be invited to attend an assessment centre. Candidates who are successful at the assessment centre will advance to the next steps of the application process which will include a fitness test, vetting, a medical and reference checks.
We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you into one of the most fulfilling volunteer careers there is.
We have updated our on-line recruitment application system. If you have an application in draft in the old system, you will need to begin a new application in the new system which is easier to use. Thank you for your assistance, we continually seek to improve our recruitment information and to develop talent communities.