Special constables are volunteer police officers who play a pivotal role in the Met. Becoming one gives you the chance to work alongside regular police officers, bring skills and experiences from your day job and give something back to this world-class city.
We aim to offer all new special constable applicants an assessment date within two weeks of submitting their online application form. If applicants attend and pass all the relevant tests, they will receive a conditional offer* on the same day confirming the start date of their training.
*subject to any outstanding checks, such as vetting.
As a Special constable, you’ll give up at least 16 hours of your spare time each month to help protect and support London and the millions of people who call it home.
How to apply and selection process
Find out how to apply and see if you have the motivation and commitment to meet the standard set by our selection process.
Who we're looking for
To become a special constable, you need to meet our eligibility requirements and have the right personal qualities for the role.
Meet our Specials
Special constables come from all walks of life. Find out what it's really like and listen to some of their stories.
The MPS’s commitment to Londoners is about waging a total war on crime, providing total care for victims and delivering total professionalism at all times.
Specials get involved in all kinds of police work, from responding to 999 emergency calls to patrolling or providing lifesaving help.