Asthma

You will be individually assessed. Asthma that is well-controlled with inhalers is acceptable.

Diabetes

You will be individually assessed. Your treatment needs to give good blood-sugar control and be able to adapt to the demands of the job (including shifts and variable meal patterns).

Epilepsy

You will be individually assessed. It is recommended that you have not experienced a seizure for at least 18 months (with or without medication) before you apply.

Stress, anxiety or depression

You will be individually assessed. These roles are front-line and public facing, requiring the ability to deal with the public in a wide range of situations. It is recommended that you have been well, without medication, for at least six months before you apply.

Dyslexia

We are able to take this into account during the selection process if you have a report confirming your condition. This report must be carried out whilst you have been an adult. Support will also be available during training.

Severe allergy

Most allergies are compatible with the role of special constable, but if you have a severe allergy (including a history of collapse or breathing difficulties) you are advised to contact a recruitment doctor for further advice before you apply.

If you have any type of blood clotting disorder which requires medication such as Warfarin, please contact a recruitment doctor for further advice before you apply.

To pass

Maintain a good sickness record in your current work with as little sick leave taken as possible. If you have a health problem, or you’ve recently had a lot of time off, try to bring a copy of your medical records or a note from your doctor with you to your medical.