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 now amended our special constable application forms and reviewed how we collect your personal data.

This means that from 25 May 2018 you must submit the new 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.

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 Outwith Scotland submit to us at

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

or alternatively you can *send 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 Reader X1 PDF reader before you save the files to your computer. Use the link at the bottom of the page.  Also be aware that standard AppleMac software is not compatible with these PDF files.

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

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