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How to Apply - Special Constables

To comply with the requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25th May 2018 we have amended our special constable application forms and reviewed how we collect your personal data.

You must submit the application form together with the equality and diversity monitoring form.

The vetting form will no longer be required at the application stage. Please do not forward your Vetting form to the Recruitment department; if you do it will be deleted upon receipt. You should retain it for your own records as it may be requested a later stage.

Download Application Form

To apply please download and complete the Application Form for Special Constables, along with an Equality and Diversity Monitoring form.

When you are ready, you can either email your completed application and equality and diversity form to us as follows:

If you reside in West or East Command (except Fife), or out with Scotland submit to us at:

If you reside in North Command or Fife Division submit to us at:

Alternatively you can post your two completed forms to:

Police Scotland Recruitment
Force Training and Recruitment Centre
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8GR

Please ensure you affix sufficient postage.

Please do not submit a hard copy application if you have already submitted the application electronically and vice versa.

Should you require any information or assistance with your application then please email us at: or call 01355 566350 (recruiting enquiries only, please call 101 for other non-emergency enquiries).

Please read all relevant sections of the website particularly, Eligibility and the Selection Process before proceeding with your application.

Important note: PDF files on this page require a PDF reader and you may be required to download the free Adobe Acrobat PDF reader before you save the files to your computer. 

Please do not submit your forms in any other format other than PDF.

Would you like to find out more about the role and get some information and advice on the selection process? Police Scotland Recruitment Team are hosting “Discover Your Journey” sessions for anyone wishing to apply for the role of Special Constable. Click here to go to our Recruitment Events page.

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, we have had to revise our recruitment and training programmes for special constables, including placing a temporary suspension on all face to face selection activity.

You may continue to submit an application form however please be advised there will be a delay in this being progressed. If you have already submitted an application you will receive an email advising of the current position with your application.

At this time we are unable to confirm any 2020 intake dates for special constables.


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