Covid 19 and the Special Constabulary
Updated 28 March 2020

There are currently lots of questions regarding the Special Constabulary response to Covid19 which is understandable given the constantly changing picture.
Across a few pages below are some FAQ’s to answer some of your common questions.
These FAQs will be reviewed and updated as the Government guidance changes.


I am a Special Constable, should I leave my paid role and volunteer as a Special full time right now?
No not at this stage. You will know via direct communication with your force if and when this becomes necessary. Most forces are not currently requiring this level of extra support from the Special Constabulary.

I am a Special Constable, should I leave my university studies and volunteer full time?
No. We are not asking universities to release their students full time. Normal volunteer arrangements apply.