If you would like to be a Special Constable with Cheshire you must be:
At least 18 years old
A British citizen, a Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Irish Republic or a Foreign National with unrestricted right of residence in the UK
Resident for three consecutive years in UK prior to application
Be able to pass a fitness test and pre-employment checks including medical checks (biometrics, DNA, drug screening)
Meet the eyesight standard. With effect from 16th September 2019, the Eye Sight Standards for those who are interested in joining the Constabulary as a Police Constable or Special Constable have changed. For details please see the gov.uk website.
You do not have any visible tattoos on the neck, face and hands. You also do not have any tattoos visible/on my body which may be considered discriminatory, violent, intimidating, aggressive, related to death, homophobic, offensive and/ or indicate attitudes or views inconsistent with the College of Policing’s Code of Ethics and the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
Prepared to work shifts and serve anywhere in the Cheshire area
Dedicated to providing a service to the people of Cheshire and be prepared to uphold the Police Service Statement of Common Purpose and Values
Not be in a job that would be considered a conflict of interest to the role.
The Standards required of a Police Officer are laid out nationally in the Code of Ethics, which can be accessed via the College of Policing website.
For any information about the eligibility criteria, please email us.
Jobs considered incompatible with the role of a special constable
Please check the list below to ensure that your current employment will not prevent your application from proceeding. You should not make an application to join Cheshire Police if you work in any of the below roles:
Serving members of HM Armed Forces*
Members of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force
Royal Naval Auxiliary Service
The National Hospital Service Reserve
Members of the fire service, unless written permission is given by their Chief Officer.
Traffic Wardens and School Crossing Patrols
Members of employers’ police forces and private constabularies
Clerks to justices and clerks to courts
Youth workers and social workers involved in the administration of criminal law
Bailiffs, warrant officers, private detectives and inquiry agents
Custody escort officers
Security personnel, guards and doormen*
Anyone working for a security company*
Employees of security organisations*
Neighbourhood and Street Wardens and other uniformed Patrol Wardens
Police Community Support Officers
Prison custody officers (Prison Officers are eligible, but only with written permission from their Prison Governor)
A local authority parking warden
Persons taking an active part in politics
Highways Agency Traffic Officers (and traffic officers who are employed by other organisations, such as Vehicle and Operators Services Agency)
Border and Immigration officers with powers of arrest
Barristers, Solicitors and Judges
Members of Police Authorities
Transport Network Revenue Protection Inspectors
Local Authority field officers e.g.: trading standards officers
Civilian enforcement officers
Vehicle removal officers
If you are applying for or seriously considering a job in any of the above occupations, please think carefully before you apply for the Special Constabulary
If you start a job in any of the above occupations at any point during your application, or if there are changes in any of the information you provide in your application, you MUST inform us immediately.
* Enquire with us regarding these occupations or if you feel that your present occupation may preclude you prior to submitting your application form.