Evidence-Based Models for the Special Constabulary: Headline Findings and Key Recommendations, Phase One work in Devon and Cornwall

Iain Britton, Matthew Callender

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


This report sets our headline findings and key recommendations from the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice (IPSCJ) research into evidence-based models for the Special Constabulary. The work has been undertaken across both Devon & Cornwall and Dorset force areas. Many of the findings have a strong degree of commonality across the two force settings, but this findings report focuses particularly on the research from a Devon & Cornwall perspective. The work will also be separately disseminated to Dorset. The research work has been undertaken across a number of months during the spring and summer of 2016, and has gathered a great deal of detail. This report seeks to identify key overarching themes and strategic issues from the research, and to discuss implications and potential next steps based upon the work, rather than to cover the full detail of all the specific aspects.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNorthampton
PublisherInstitute of Public Safety, Crime and Justice
Commissioning bodyInstitute for Public Safety Crime and Justice
Number of pages54
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016



  • Special Constables
  • Special Constabulary
  • Policing
  • Volunteers

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