Review of the Gwent Special Constabulary: Headline Findings and Recommendations

Iain Britton

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


This report sets our headline findings and key recommendations from the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice (IPSCJ) ‘rapid review’ of the Special Constabulary in Gwent. The review was intended as a high-level review of the current Specials model, identifying key issues in how the model currently operates and primarily focused upon options for the future. The review was undertaken over a six week period January-March 2017, and involved: - Interviews and focus groups with Special Constables (28 Specials directly engaged); - An online survey of Special Constables (24 responses); - An online survey of Regulars and PCSOs (63 responses); - Analysis of data and reading of strategic documents; - Strategic discussions with leaders in the Special Constabulary and more broadly in Gwent Police.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNorthampton
PublisherInstitute of Public Safety, Crime and Justice
Commissioning bodyInstitute for Public Safety Crime and Justice
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


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