It is important that you do sufficient research into the
organisation, our priorities, our structure and the role of a
Police Community Support Officer to know that this is the right
career for you.
Information to assist you can be found here on our site and
The application procedure consists of several challenging steps
designed to ensure that applicants of the highest quality are
recruited into North Wales Police. There follows below a basic
guide to the process.
Applicants should understand that all recruiting processes are
conducted without favour, and applications are considered strictly
Passing the application processes is a prerequisite to
appointment but does not in itself guarantee selection for
appointment. The number of vacancies and the operational
needs of North Wales Police will have an impact.
When North Wales Police is accepting applications for the role
of Police Community Support Officer can download an application
form from this website.
Ensure the application form is fully complete before returning
it - if it is incomplete this will result in a delay in the
process, or at worst your application will be rejected.
We advise you to read fully the guidance notes provided before
actually starting to complete the application form.
You can check to see if you are eligible to apply by
checking our detailed eligibility requirements
Please note that applicants who have
previously applied for this role and have been unsuccessful are not
eligible to reapply until 6 months has elapsed since the date of
The completed application form should be returned to:
Shared Services Facility
North Wales Police Headquarters
Glan y Don
Please ensure that the correct postage is used –
if not it will result in a delay in receiving yourapplication and
you may miss the closing date, therefore your application will not
This will form the first part of the selection process. You will
be required to provide evidence of your transferable skills linking
to relevant competencies. Pay particular attention to your spelling
and grammar as this will also be assessed.
The Police Initial Recruitment (PIR) Test consists of 4 elements
which aim to measure some of the skills/abilities required for the
The PIR Test is a multiple choice test which includes spelling
and grammar, checking information, mathematical and verbal logical
Sample questions and a full practice test are available to
download / view.
You will be required to demonstrate your welsh language skills
at Level 2. This will take the form of an oral test based on the
Learning Resources in our Welsh Language
The interview will last approximately 40 minutes. It will be
based on the six personal qualities within the
Policing Professional Framework (click to download
PDF) and your research into North Wales Police.
The below personal qualities have been identified as
specifically relevant to the role of Police Constable. A Police
Community Support Officer would need to show that they have some of
these qualities at their interview.
As well as conducting background checks and references all
prospective candidates from the earliest stages of recruitment
should be aware that if successful they will be asked to consent to
providing a fingerprint and DNA sample.
click here for full information on the Fitness
A medical history questionnaire and opticians form will be
distributed to all applicants that are successful at interview.
Both the questionnaire and eyesight form must be completed by your
GP and optician. Please note that you may be charged for each of
these services and they may take up to 4 weeks to be returned.
North Wales Police Headquarters,
Telephone: 01492 804699
Email: Recruitment Section
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