We are opening the specials recruitment window soon and running a number of events online using Teams where you can find out everything you need to know about this exciting and rewarding role, including when and how you can apply. Two information events will be held on Wednesday 4th May and Thursday 5th May 2022  click here to register for your place now.

If you cannot attend one of these dates but are interested in joining us then please contact lvp-hq@lancashire.police.uk

Please note you must be 18 years or older on date of submitting your application to join and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years.


6.50pm – Event waiting room opens

7.00pm – Event opens – Introduction from event host and an outline of evening proceedings

7..05pm – Introduction to the Special Constabulary and the role, this will be followed by a short video

7.15pm – Experience of a Special Constable – An insight of what to expect on duty from one of our experienced Special Constables

7.20pm – Who are we recruiting and your required commitment – Detail of the qualities we are looking for and the expected commitment

7.25pm – Workforce Representation Team – who we are and what we do

7.30pm – Application/Recruitment process – explanation of the application and recruitment process

7.35pmVetting input

7.40pm – Initial Training – An overview of the initial training from the Lead trainer

7.45pm – Employer Supported Policing – An explanation of the Employer Supported Policing Scheme

7.55pm – Q&A to the panel of presenters

8.30pm – Event Closes

We are actively encouraging applications from those who already have a career. There are over 200 companies signed up to the Employer Supported Policing Scheme, which gives staff an agreed amount of paid leave per year to support police volunteering.

Our Special Constables come from all walks of life bringing a vast range of skills and experience including: Teachers; GPs; Project managers, Directors; Retailers and Police control room operators to name just a few.


All special constables spend their time on emergency response and with a neighbourhood team when they first join us. You’ll provide a police presence and support our regular officers covering policing 24 hours a day seven days a week. As a special you will respond to domestic violence incidents, rad traffic incidents, sudden deaths, have a presence in town centres on weekend nights, attend other traumatic incidents, deal with local issues around Anti-social behaviour and help people who are going through a mental health crisis. You’ll be provided with the relevant training and uniform and kit and you can claim travel expenses. The  initial training is 10 weekends (Saturday and Sunday), with E-Learning prior to and during this period. The training is held at Lancashire Constabulary HQ, Hutton, so you must be able to travel to this. After the initial training there will be mandatory on the job training to attend. The minimum volunteering commitment after your initial training is 16 hours per month. For more information contact  lvp-hq@lancashire.police.uk. You can also follow what our specials do at on  Facebook here or on Twitter here.