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Cleveland Police are looking for 'Special' people to join the Force

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As Cleveland Police opens recruitment for special constables on Wednesday 31 January 2018 members of the public who want to make a difference in local communities are being asked if they have the time and enthusiasm to become a Special Constable.

Time is a vital commodity to us all, but those offering some of their time to take on the commitment of becoming a special constable will be rewarded with a challenging but excellent opportunity to become an integral part of their community, assisting in protecting the public and helping prevent and detect crime. 

The Force will close the applications process on Tuesday 28 February 2018. A maximum of 48 applications will be recruited, split between two intakes of up to 24 each.

A Community Click event will be hosted by a Resourcing Specialistbetween 2pm and 3pm on 30 January where members of the public can ask questions about any elements of the recruitment process.

Two events will be held for prospective candidates at Teesside University Clarendon Building (CL1.08) on Tuesday 23 January between 6.15pm and 8.15pm and on Thursday 25 January between 6.15pm and 8.15pm.

Those wishing to attend can sign up via Eventbrite, the link to which is available on the Cleveland Police website and on the Cleveland Police Facebook and Twitter pages.

Temporary Chief Constable, Simon Nickless said: “We are delighted to be offering people the opportunity to apply for the position of special constable again this year. Last January we welcomed 20 new recruits to the organisation and following training they are now working alongside police officers to keep their communities safe.

“Working in policing is a challenging and rewarding opportunity that provides a wide range of experiences and I would encourage anybody with an interest in making a difference to find out more and become part of a great team.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger said: “Becoming a special constable is demanding and will no doubt impact on your home life, but this will be matched by the opportunities it creates.  It offers a rewarding role full of interesting and new experiences.

“The ideal candidates will be individuals who are honest, hardworking, enthusiastic and truly committed to making a genuine difference to our communities.”

Applications can only be accepted by online submission. 

Candidates are able to find the application form on the careers/vacancies section of the Cleveland Police website from 11.30am on Wednesday 31st January. The link is:


To log onto the recruitment Community Click on 30th January please go to the Cleveland Police website at: https://www.cleveland.police.uk/get-involved/community-click.aspx

The below link takes individuals to both events at Teesside University (person chooses preferred event). Events now live for Tuesday 23 January 6.15pm-8.15pm and Thursday 25 January 6.15pm-8.15pm. Tickets on sale from 12 noon.



Posted on Thursday 11th January 2018
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