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Special Constables (728A/23)


Please can you provide me with a breakdown of Special Constable numbers, broken down by their individual patrol status.

For example, the count of current members of your Special Constabulary who are Accompanied Patrol Status (APS), Directed Patrol Status (DPS), Qualified Special Constable (QSC), or Qualified Special Constable – Full (QSC-F).

If you have not adopted the Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) for your Special Constabulary, please provide the breakdown of officers who have achieved Independent Patrol Status (IPS) and those who have not.


Please find our response below.

We classify our Specials as Independent and Non-Independent, which are broken down as follows:

Total = 245

Non-Independent = 97

Independent = 148


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