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 1st September and Thursday 2nd September 2021. Click here to register 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

7.10pm – Role of a Special Constable – Explanation of the role of a Special Constable. This will be followed by a short video.

7.20pm – Experience of a Special Constable – An insight of what to expect on duty from one of our experienced Special Constables and the kit used.

7.25pm – Who are we recruiting and your required commitment – Detail of the qualities we are looking for and the expected commitment.

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

7.35pm – Vetting – An input from a member of the vetting team

7.40pm – Initial Training – An overview of the initial training and first time on duty from a recently recruited Special Constable

7.45pm – Development – An insight to ongoing training and experiences from one of our Special Constables

7.50pm – Employer Supported Policing – An explanation of the Employer Supported Policing Scheme

7.55pm – Workforce Representation Team – Who we are and what we do.

8.00pm – 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 in town centres on weekend nights, respond to domestic violence incidents, deal with local issues around Anti-social behaviour and help people who are going through a mental health crisis.