Once you have received a formal offer you will be placed on the Specials Initial Foundation Training Course which takes place at headquarters in Winsford.

The training programme is estimated to take 3 months to complete, and training is scheduled to take place on a Saturday apart from Personal Safety Training. This will take place on three consecutive weekends on both Saturday and Sunday.

The course is designed to ensure that you are thoroughly grounded in the basic aspects of police work before you can begin to carry out police duties. You will be trained in self-defence, powers of arrest, points of law and preparing evidence for court, among other things.