Special constables are just that - special

They're people from all walks of life who choose to spend their free time helping us to help others. Helping us to improve the communities in which we all live and work. Helping us achieve our vision of a safer North Wales.

They may be at home bringing up a family, in full-time employment, between jobs, studying or retired - but they all give their precious spare time free of charge for the good of the local community.

Why be a Special?

For many Specials, the satisfaction of helping the community is reward enough. That feeling when you get home and know you've made a real difference to somebody today. But it's not the only benefit...

  • You'll develop new skills to take away and use in your daily life
  • You'll gain confidence
  • You'll keep fit and healthy
  • You'll work as part of a close-knit team and make new friends
  • You'll get a unique insight into policing - if you dream of becoming a police officer, being a Special is a great first step
  • It's not just a one-way relationship – we benefit too by having you with us! And not just because you help us to be more visible in the community at a time when budget cuts are affecting all police forces.

Every one of our Specials - from youngest to oldest - brings a unique set of skills and life experiences to their team, giving our officers new perspectives on the situations they encounter every day.

This is your opportunity to make a real difference within your community, as we are now open for applications for the role of Special Constable.

If you are interested in applying for the role, we would like to help ensure that your application journey goes as smoothly as possible. Therefore to best prepare for the online application form, you are required to provide crucial information and documentation which allows for us to conduct our relevant checks, therefore please have the following prepared prior to embarking with your application:

  • Pictures of your driving licence (1 x front, 1 x back)
  • National Insurance number
  • Right of Residency information with 3 years checkable history within the UK
  • List of educational qualifications with copy of highest level certificate
  • Dates of previous employment and contact information for each employer over the past 3 years
  • Reasonable Adjustment Reports (Dyslexia report for example)
  • Pictures of all tattoos
  • List of any convictions, cautions or investigations you have been involved in, including all details
  • Information regarding any debts (where you have defaulted or are in arrears)

Be sure to apply as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out, as depending on the number of applications we receive we may close earlier than the planned closing date of 5th November 2021.

If you think this is the career for you, please complete an Expression of Interest form to get in touch.

You can also find out if you’re eligible for the support we provide by visiting our Positive Action team page

View our current vacancies.


Special Constabulary National Strategy [PDF]

ESP National Strategy [PDF]