Police Now National Detective Programme

For full details of the programme and application forms, please visit the Police Now website.

North Wales Police is a high performing organisation which continually seeks to improve the service provided to its diverse communities.

We are therefore looking to identify and develop those with exceptional ambition, determination and vision into the police service.

If working in a beautiful area with a rich blend of history and culture interests you, then we are pleased to announce that we will be participating in the Police Now National Detective Programme.

This programme is a two-year leadership development programme set within an investigative context. Following a rigorous selection process, successful participants will undertake an initial three-month intensive Detective Academy.

Upon completion of that training, participants will complete a uniformed immersion period in response policing before moving through rotational postings with Main Office CID, Safeguarding and Proactive teams.

Eligibility Criteria

In addition to the Police Now eligibility requirements, we also require the following: 

Nationality - You need to be a British citizen, an EC/EEA national, a Commonwealth citizen, or a foreign national with no restrictions on your stay in the UK.

Residency - You must have resided continuously in the UK for the last three years

Financial status - We are unable to consider you if you have outstanding County Court Judgements, or a current Individual Voluntary Agreement (IVA), or have been registered bankrupt within the last three years.

Convictions or cautions - Ideally, you should not have a criminal record. (If you have a conviction as an adult or a juvenile, it is unlikely that you will be suitable, although certain minor offences and cautions may not exclude you.) 

Membership of the British National Party (BNP) or a similar organisation If you are or have ever been a member - you are not eligible to apply.

Tattoos - Some tattoos are allowed, but they must not be particularly prominent, garish, offensive or undermine the dignity and authority of your role. You’ll need to send us photos of your tattoos when you apply so we can decide whether they are acceptable.

Welsh Language Commitment

In addition to the published guidelines, applicants looking to join North Wales Police should be aware of the Force's commitment to support its bilingual and Welsh speaking communities.

The ability to speak Welsh is recognised as a skill, alongside other policing skills. Applicants will therefore need to evidence their ability to speak level 2 Welsh. This is to be achieved during the initial training period (September to December 2019), followed by the requirement to achieve Level 3 Welsh within 9 months of being in Force. Support will be given to achieve this.

North Wales Police serves a community covering an area of 6,300 square kilometres. In your role you will need to travel the breadth of this area and as such you will be expected to live within a reasonable travelling distance of the Force area by the expected commencement date.