The College gives Specials access to the most up-to-date professional practice and learning to help them provide a first-class service to the public, plus a range of other useful information and opportunities to share knowledge and experience.
Special Impact is the quarterly magazine for the Special Constabulary, containing the latest news and developments affecting you as a special constable.
By joining the Special Constabulary community on POLKA (the Police OnLine Knowledge Area), you can take part in discussions with other special constables in a secure environment.
You'll need to register on POLKA before you can join communities. See our POLKA page for details.
The Special Constable Legal Fees Insurance Scheme is now administered by the Home Office. For more information and summary of cover, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The legal status of special constables in relation to the Working Time Regulations 1998 SI 1998/1833 is explained in an NPIA circular and executive summary from 2011, which also contain guidance for forces on applying the Regulations to the Special Constabulary. Any queries should be addressed to the Home Office at: email@example.com
In 2010, an NPIA circular set out the entitlements in relation to the sick pay for special constables under existing legislation and the recommended non-statutory arrangements that forces may follow in circumstances where legislation does not apply.
Guidance has been produced for forces on the process to follow in relation to serving special constables who:
If you work with special constables, you can share knowledge, experience and advice in a secure environment by joining the Special Constabulary community on POLKA (the secure Police Online Knowledge Area).
You will need a .PNN or .GSI email account to register on POLKA before you can join communities - See the POLKA page for details.