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Become a Special - join us to make a difference

Our Special Constables volunteer to keep communities safe – experiencing the varied challenges of policing the railway. 

Receiving specialist training in law, first aid, self-defence and police procedure, they have the same powers as full-time officers - dealing with offenders, victims of crime, vulnerable people and the diverse community.

With over 300 officers - across England, Scotland and Wales – our Special Constabulary play a crucial role in helping the nation’s public get home safe, secure and on time.


  • Increased self-confidence
  • Boost your CV
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the community
  • Specialist training in law, first aid,self-defence and police procedure
  • Same powers and uniform as full-time officers
  • Travel benefits (dependent on location)

Could you make the difference?

Watch ⬇️

Special PC Katielyn Rutter and Special Insp John Riley answer your questions about what being a Special Constable entails and why you should apply.


To why John and Phoebe became a Special and how it’s made a difference to them.

John Riley Phoebe
Where can you serve  


Dave Madden and Sophie Swales explain how they became Special Constables whilst still working their other job roles.

 to find out more about what it takes to be a Special Constable.

Special officer in another force?

UK Special Constables (with independent patrol status) - currently serving or who have been serving during the last 12 months - can join us after completing a short course.

Contact our recruitment team to find out more: recruitmentteam@btp.pnn.police.uk or phone 0121 634 5670.

Contact Us

To report a crime or incident, call

0800 40 50 40

or text 61016

In an emergency call 999

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