Be Special – West Yorkshire Police


We currently have 30 operational Special Constables across Bradford East.

Special Constables are volunteers who have the same powers as a regular police officers, wear the same uniform and equipment and perform a wide range of police duties.  They provide a vital link between the police and the diverse communities that we serve, helping the Force to meet policing needs and increase the level of confidence and satisfaction of the public.   All Specials have received training in the law and develop skills such as communication, quick thinking, team work, problem solving and the ability to cope with the unexpected.

Special Constables are usually attached to Safer Neighbourhood Teams where they work in the community carrying out high visibility patrols, making arrests and dealing with anti-social behaviour.  Specials also work at football matches and other public events e.g. galas, and concerts, supporting regular officers in times of emergency, and assisting with other matters such as crime prevention, taking crime reports, witness interviews, enquiries, escorts, youth diversion and transport.

If you are interested and for further information contact:

Andrew Rollett, Constable 190, Special Constable Liaison Officer, Tel  – 01274 471487 Ext – 26287   Mobile – 07921799501

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