Dorset Special Constable (December 2023)

Special Constable Volunteer
Forcewide - Dorset
It is a mandatory requirement that a Special Constable will complete 16 hours a month on average a year, every year. This is 200 hours in total per year.

Special Constables work on a voluntary basis at the front-line of policing and the criminal justice system. They work in partnership on a day-to-day basis with local communities, stakeholders and colleagues to promote law and order, reduce the fear of crime, provide reassurance and build confidence to improve the quality of life for citizens.

This role carries the same legal powers as a Police Constable, making autonomous decisions in accordance with the National Decision Model and Code of Ethics, and exercising professional discretion, as appropriate to the role, in line with legal frameworks and policy guidelines.

Special Constables are required to meet and maintain the highest professional standards required of their role, by conducting all actions in a legal, balanced, proportionate and justifiable manner to uphold the law and achieve the best outcomes in a wide range of situations/incidents.

Please review the Role Profile attached to this advert for full details about the role.

The Force are pleased to offer candidates the option to attend an Online Awareness Event to learn more about the role of a Special Constable. In order to book onto an event, please select HERE.

04/03/2024, 17:00

Under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 this post is politically restricted.  A politically restricted post prevents an individual from having any active political role either in or outside the workplace and will automatically be disqualified from standing for or holding elected office.   They are also restricted from canvassing on behalf of a political party or a person who is or seeks to be a candidate, and speaking to the public at large or publishing any written or artistic work that could give the impression that they are advocating support for a political party. For more information, please visit our website or see Alliance PSD20 Working Practice via SharePoint.

How to apply: To apply for this role please click the 'apply' button below, you will then be taken to a registration page. Please complete this registration form to create an account, once created you will be taken to the application. 

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This opportunity is closed to applications.