Become a Special Constable

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The Recruitment Process

In order to join Humberside Police as a Special Constable you will have to successfully complete our recruitment process. There are 5 stages to our recruitment process all of which you must attend/pass before you can join us.

Below is a brief outline of the 5 stages, however, when you attend the Presentation Event (which is compulsory) you will be given more detail of the process.

1. The Application Form

Once you have given us your basic details on the 'Join Us' page you will be sent a link to our WCN site where you will be able to access the application form. Once you have logged on to the site with your user name and password you can revisit your application form as many times as needed.

You will find that the form appears to be very lengthy but don’t be put off by this.  Please spend some time reading the guidance and the other documents that you receive as they will help you with the completion of the application form. Please remember that Police Staff are available to speak to during the application process to assist with any queries you may have.

2. The Job Related Fitness Test

It is vitally important that you are physically fit enough to carry out the role of a Special Constable. In order to ensure you are fit enough you will be required to complete the Job Related Fitness Test. The test involves you taking part in a shuttle run (Bleep Test) and you will be required to reach level 5.4.          

3. The Recruitment Workshop

Attending one of our Recruitment Workshops will assist you with the next stage of the process the 'Assessment Centre'. 

.The team will explain to you about the Assessment Centre, the training , the types of duties that you will be involved in and the commitment required to be a Special Constable.. 

All of our Recruitment Workshops  are held at the Police Training Centre in Hull and it is a compulsory part of the recruitment process. 

4. The Assessment Centre

Though you don’t require any formal qualifications to become to become a Special Constables we do require a certain level of ability and therefore you will have to attend an Assessment Centre. The Assessment Centre, which takes around 3 hours, is designed to assess if you have the basic skills required to join us and all potential Special Constables across England and Wales have to attend this assessment. 

5. Pre-employment checks (vetting and medical clearance and references)

Once you have passed the Assessment Centre the final stage of the recruitment process are the pre-employment checks. It is vital that anyone joining Humberside Police, in any role, is of good character and medically fit for the job that they have applied for. In order to ensure that you meet our minimum standards you and your immediate family will be vetted to the same level as a regular police officer, have to attend an appointment with our Occupational Health Unit and we will write to the 2 referees that you gave us on your application form.    

Offer of a place on the next available training course

Once you have completed and passed the 5 stages above you will be invited to attend the next available training course. Now have a look at The Role page which will give you an understanding of the role and training of a Special Constable.