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What's it like to be a Special?

Special Constable Profiles

In the video below, Dentist Gurdeep Rehal talks about his experiences of being a Special as we follow him from his day job through to his role in the Special Constabulary.

Below are testimonies from other members of the Special Constabulary who describe their reasons for joining and how they view their role.

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Kulvinder Phuller, Court Linguist

Kulvinder Phuller, Court Linguist
Description
"Becoming a special, as a person, would give you an insight into situations which ordinary people may not face. This role stretches you and further develops your skills and confidence."

David Holmes, Senior Construction Manager

David Holmes, Senior Construction Manager
Description
"With the right commitment and humility, the organisation as a whole offers friendship, comradery, opportunity and a genuine satisfaction of making a difference."

Jay Pearson, Student Liaison Officer

Jay Pearson, Student Liaison Officer
Description
"I joined the Special Constabulary to learn new skills and help out in the community. You can really see results and feel positive about your work".

Gurdeep Rehal, Dentist

Gurdeep Rehal, Dentist
Description
"It's great being able to engage with the community while helping make Derby safer. It is a great way to put something back into the community by reducing crime. Above all, I have met great friends within the job and it is great fun!"

Jennie Caukwell, Delivery Manager, NHS

Jennie Caukwell, Delivery Manager, NHS
Description
"I had previously been a cadet in Lincolnshire and wanted to continue to be involved with policing in the local community. This is a good way of getting to know the local area and experience of the police service".

Mark Rowe, Track Section Manager, Network Rail

Mark Rowe, Track Section Manager, Network Rail
Description
"I've wanted to be a police officer since I was a small boy. I know, doesn't every little boy? So I decided to look into joining the Specials to achieve a childhood dream. It lets you in on a world you probably don't know exists, and there is never a dull moment".

Rowan Hussain, Paramedic Manager (Team leader), East Midlands Ambulance Service

Rowan Hussain, Paramedic Manager (Team leader), East Midlands Ambulance Service
Description
"Becoming a Special will make you a better person and equip you with all sorts of extra skills which can be transferred to your private and professional life outside the police force."
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The Special Constabulary on Twitter

The Special Constabulary has its own Twitter account, offering a glimpse into the everyday life of Special Constables.

You can read all the Tweets and follow the account by clicking the Follow button in the widget below.

 

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.