What qualifications do I need to become a Police Officer, Special Constable or Community Support Officer?
Dated: 01 Mar 2013
There are no formal qualifications required to become a Special Constable and the same applies to the CSO Role.
Applications for both posts consist of an application form and interview, a fitness test ( endurance) and pre-employment checks (vetting, medical and references)
There are 80 hours (5 full weekends) of training to become a Special Constable and approximately 80 hours of home study required as well as the taught element. There is an exam at the end of this period.
There is a 4 week training course to become a CSO.