Special Constable Recruitment 

Wa nt to discover a new side of you in 2020 and make a difference? Police Scotland’s Special Constabulary needs you !

Police Scotland are recruiting Special Constables now! 

Special constables are volunteers who have full police powers and assist regular officers on the beat and in the heart of our communities. 

Our Special Constables come from all walks of life – they are professionals, parents, taxi drivers, teachers and students and many more like-minded people who want to challenge themselves to see what they’re capable of. We are hosting numerous recruitment events for those looking to apply.

Upcoming Recruitment Events

Please note that to secure a place on any events, you will need to supply your name, address, date of birth and contact telephone number. Please note that a limited number of spaces are available.

Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire/Moray (A Division)

Thursday 23rd January- Peterhead Police Station, Merchant Street, AB42 1BU (1800 – 2000) 

Tuesday 4th February- Elgin Police Station 31/33 Moray Street, IV30 1JL (1800 – 2000)  

Thursday 13th February- Nelson St Police Station, Aberdeen, AB24 5EQ (1800 – 2000) 

Tuesday 3rd March- Inverurie Police Station, Blackhall Road, AB51 3QD (1800 – 2000)   

Monday 16th March- Nelson St Police Station, Aberdeen, AB24 5EQ  (1800 – 2000) 

To secure a place at an Information Evening or for more information, please email

 Tayside (D Division)   

Wednesday 22 January, Arbroath Police Station, 6 Gravesend, Arbroath, DD11 1HT (1830 – 2000)

Thursday 6 February, Kinross Police Station, 17 High Street, Kinross, KY13 8AW (1830 – 2000) 

Wednesday 26 February,  Baluniefield Police Office, Balunie Drive, Dundee, DD4 8UT (1830-2000)

To secure a place at an Information Evening or for more information, please email 

Greater Glasgow (G Division)

Greater Glasgow Division Special Constables Coordinator will be hosting Information Evenings on various dates over the coming months for anyone interested in the role of Special Constable. 

Participants will be given details about the application process by officers, as well as details of the various stages of the recruitment process along with a question and answer session. 

To find out more, please email:

Discover Your Journey Police Officer/Special Constable Recruitment Event

Thursday 23rd January - PKAVS Minority Communities Hub

The Gateway, N Methven Street, Perth PH1 5PP (1800 -2100) 

Police Scotland Recruitment are hosting Discover Your Journey recruitment days for those who are currently eligible and interested in pursuing a career as a Police Officer and for those who want to find out more about volunteering to become one of our Special Constables. 

If you are thinking of applying, then these sessions can provide vital support. Reserve your space now. 

To reserve a space please email 

PLEASE NOTE this is not a drop in session and there are no parking spaces at the Police Station but sufficient parking in surrounding streets. 

Here are some of the comments received from people who have attended one of our briefing sessions: 

“The event gave me confidence to know what information is appropriate for my application form.” 

“The people running the event made me feel more confident about applying.” 

“Enjoyable session, extremely informative but light hearted at the same time.” 

“Informative, welcoming, professional and reassuring event.” 

“Very helpful, glad I attended before I submitted my application.” 


Are you considering Policing as a career but have some questions that you would like answered before submitting an application? Members of the Positive Action Recruitment Team will be available to answer any questions that you have from 6pm - 8pm on the dates detailed below: 

Tuesday 4th February- Stewarton Area Centre, Avenue Street, Stewarton, Kilmarnock KA3 5AP

Tuesday 18th February- St Peter the Apostle High School, Kirkoswald Drive, Clydebank

Tuesday 25th February- Police Scotland, 14 Station Road, Renfrew, PA4 8RP

Tuesday 3rd March- Sikorski Memorial House, 5 Parkgrove Terrace, Glasgow G3 7SD

Thursday 5th March- Police Scotland, Old Perth Road

Tuesday 24th March- Police Scotland, West Lothian Civic Centre, Livingston EH54 6FF

Tuesday 7th April- Police Scotland, 227 Hilltown, Dundee DD3 7AL

Tuesday 21st April- Police Scotland, Cornwall Mount, Dumfries, DG1 1PZ

Tuesday 19th May- Police Scotland, Perth Road, Dunblane FK15 0EY

Tuesday 2nd June- Police Scotland, Detroit Road, Glenrothes KY6 2RJ

Tuesday 9th June- Scottish Police College, Jackton, East Kilbride G75 8GR

To speak to the team contact or call us on 01355 566683.  

[The above contact details are not monitored outwith office hours, to report a crime call 101 and in an emergency call 999.]