Fantastic opportunity to learn, gain new experiences and give something back to the community

Working as a special constable can be done alongside studying, other employment or in retirement.  You can use your experience from jobs and life to provide a different perspective and way of looking at some of our policing challenges.

You will receive the necessary and appropriate training to allow you work alongside full-time police officers. You will have the same powers as a police officer whilst on duty, and help provide a link between the police and local communities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn, gain new experiences, work with others and give something to the community.

What are special constables?

Special constables are voluntary police officers who have full constabulary powers to support police officers. They create a link between the police and local communities.

Special constables come from all walks of life. They are local people from varied backgrounds and all sections of the communities (such as teachers, farmers, students, housewives etc.)

Whether bringing up a family, studying, retired or in part/full time employment, special constables are an integral part of the policing family. They actively contribute to giving something back to the community.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join Dyfed-Powys Police as a special constable.

No formal qualifications are required however, we expect honesty, integrity and a sense of commitment. You must be physically fit with good interpersonal skills and the self-confidence to deal with a wide variety of people.

The role will include working alongside regular officers, developing new skills and learning what being a police officer is really like. You will be provided with the same police uniform and equipment as a regular officer along with on-going support and the requisite training to perform the role.

We ask for a commitment of 16 hours service a month (4 hours per week). Working hours are flexible and you will need to be available to attend the initial training courses. Expenses will be paid for any expenditure occurred.

Being a special constable may not always be easy but you will find the work challenging, varied and immensely enjoyable.

Take the test using the link below to access further information and see if you are up to the challenge:

How to apply?

Before applying, please ensure that you read through the recruitment process guidance notes.

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Transferee special constables

We welcome applications from current serving special constables looking to transfer to Dyfed-Powys Police.

To apply, please contact the Citizens in Policing Co-ordinator on 01267 226463 or via email on

We will require the following evidence to be made available as part of the transferee process:

  • evidence of your training record
  • evidence of your Performance Development Records (if applicable)

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and should have a commitment to attend training during both initial and divisional phases. You must also be prepared to carry out self-study prior to the course and during initial training.

Contact Details

If you have any queries in relation to special constable vacancies or the application process, please send an email to: