Eligibility requirements for the police service are fairly
detailed, but we have provided a summary of some of the basic
If you would like to know more, or have a specific query, please
PCSO / Police Constable:
Qualifications / Experience
In accordance with an amendment to Police
Regulations, North Wales Police now require applicants to
evidence any of the below criteria:
Please note that all candidates must have been awarded
qualifications referred to in categories (a) – (d) above at the
time of application and expected grades will not be
accepted. If there is any doubt in relation to
the validity of qualification or eligibility regarding any of the
categories referred to above, the decision of whether to accept
will be delegated to the Head of People Services.
The decision of whether or not to accept employment for
“office related to a police force” will also rest with the Head of
People Services and will be considered on a case by case
To ensure you are fit enough for the role, you will undertake a
There are two elements to the test and you must pass both before
you can be appointed.
We are looking for no more than the minimum standard needed to
enable you to work effectively as a Police Officer, Police
Community Support Officer or Special Constable.
You will be given help to improve your fitness and if you
prepare yourself properly, there is no reason for you to fail not
meet the required standard.
There are two elements to the test:
The police need to ensure that adequate and satisfactory vetting
is undertaken for all applicants. Police forces require a three
year checkable history. This is due to difficulties often faced
with gaining vetting checks from overseas, to the extent required
for those who have been resident in the UK for a three year period
prior to application.
If you have not resided continuously in the UK for a three year
period immediately prior to your application to join the police
service, then you may be ineligible to apply.
Please note that applicants serving in the British armed forces
or on UK Government Service are considered to have been resident in
Shared Services Facility
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Telephone: 01492 804699 (follow options for
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