To become a Special you must be 18 or over and able to work for a minimum of 16 hours in a month. We encourage men and women from all backgrounds to join the Special Constabulary, as it is important that it is representative of the communities it serves.

To find out more on what your training would consist of to become a Special, read more here.

Ever wondered what it's like to be a Special Constable for South Yorkshire Police? In this section we speak to the officers giving their free time to policing the county to find out about their experience of volunteering.

If you are applying to become a Special Constable please take a moment to read through this section.

If you want to help your community and have the time to spare to become a Special Constable, take a look at our Specials video

Read here to find out the history of the Special Constabulary

Read more for full details on the special constable accessment process

Full details on the special constable recruitment process.