Training

As a Special Constable working in the Cleveland area you will have the same powers as regular Police Officers.
You will be provided with a thorough training package, which covers many aspects of police work, enabling you to carryout safe and lawful accompanied patrols.

An induction day is held on a Sunday, approximately four weeks before the course begins which covers policies and procedures and an input on data protection so students can complete the necessary home study using NCALT, an on-line study facility.

The training is held over 20 weeks on Monday and Wednesday evenings between 6pm and 9pm and 2 additional Sundays for further input and role plays equating to 136 hours. Throughout this time students will be expected to complete the necessary home study either on NCALT or reading student notes prior to lessons.

In addition you will be trained in First Aid which takes place on a Sunday during the 20 weeks and Personal Safety Training which takes place over 3 weekends during the 20 weeks.

After successful completion of your training you will be formally appointed as a Special Constable during an attestation ceremony.

You need to be sure that you can commit to this training when considering if this is a volunteer role for you.