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Metropolitan Special Constabulary (MSC) Police Officer

Metropolitian Police

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Special Constables can police in one of the 32 boroughs of the Metropolitan Police District and will be attached to a Basic command units (BCU) which consists of usually three boroughs per compass point geographic area (N S E W). The MSC make-up an important part of the Metropolitan Police Service, providing vital support to the day-to-day policing of the capital. From working with safer neighbourhood teams targeting local issues and problem-solving, to working with the emergency response teams answering some of the 13,000 calls to police made each day or policing central London events

Administration,Advice, information & support,Befriending, buddying and mentoring,Campaigning & lobbying,Sport & coaching,Support work

Language Skills (Eg, French, German, Arabic Etc), Negotiating, Reading And Writing, Research

Entry Requirements • No formal qualifications required (but you will need to pass a written assessment if you don’t have a GCSE grade 4 or above in English). • Age 17 to apply but age 18 before commencing training. • Be a UK national or have indefinite right to remain in the UK • Not work within a “precluded occupation”.

Being a Special Constable is a voluntary role, so we don’t pay you. There are however benefits that can be of significant value to you. •Free travel within London on any TfL bus or train service including trams and underground and some River Boat services. •Discount on your council tax. If you don’t pay it then whoever does in your household can claim back some of their bills. •Expenses and allowances per shift. While we don’t pay you, we do not expect you to be out of pocket so we will cover any cost including travel, meals, refreshments, and also pay you an allowance to cover the costs of maintaining your uniform. •Eligibility for the emergency services discount programme, the “blue light card” which can get you good deals on lots of items and services. •Use of Police Gyms and Social venues Additional Benefits. •Once you have at least 12 months service and have been awarded Independent Patrol Status, you can apply directly to the PCDA programme without needing any GCSEs or A Levels (Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship), should you wish to become a fulltime police officer. • You get priority over the public in applying for any Civilian Police Staff jobs. •You get to add to your CV that you are a fully qualified police officer – useful for applying to any job and not just jobs within the police service. •Try the role of a police officer while studying for a degree in another subject without committing to it. You can leave at any time if you feel it is not for you.

24 hours a day 7 days a week

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Richard Hayes

All Boroughs across London


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