As a special constable you will have the same powers as regular Northumbria police officers. You will therefore be required to undergo a thorough grounding in the many aspects of police work that you will carry out.
To achieve this a training programme has been designed to provide you with the necessary skills required to become a competent Special Constable. The programme is delivered at Police Headquarters, Ponteland. It involves five weekends of training delivered over six weeks; the fourth weekend will be ‘free’.
The following areas will be covered:
- Personal protection,
- First aid,
- Force computer systems,
- Legislation and the practical application.
- Practical exercises
Please be aware the training programme involves a final exam and you will be required to pass you should build in study time for this.
As with all members of the Northumbria Police family, your health and well being are vitally important to us and we acknowledge that attending your training will impact on your free time.
Due to the comprehensive and critical nature of the training, you will be expected to attend all of the training sessions. We therefore ask you to consider the impact that this will have on both yourself and your families prior to embarking on the training programme.
We are aware that some of you will be in full/part time employment, you may be a shift worker or students studying in further or higher education.
In situations where circumstances beyond your control prevent you from attending your training, we will endeavour to provide you with the tools and information required to up date you.
We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience to equip you for your new and exciting role within Northumbria Police.
On completion of the full training programme you and your family will be invited to the attestation evening which will give you the powers of a Constable. We hope you will have an enjoyable experience during you training and wish you the very best in your future policing career.