Thinking of applying? What you need to know

We are not currently recruiting Police Officers

We are not currently receiving applications for new police officers.

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Do you have the qualifications?

To apply to become a police constable, you must have at least one Level 3 qualification (for example, NVQ Level 3) with a minimum of a pass.

If you do not have this qualification, but feel that your current experience equates to it, there is the opportunity to take a test during the application process which will assess your suitability.

You must hold the qualification at the time of submitting your application.

We cannot accept 'expected grades', as you will need to supply copies of your certificates as part of your application.

Are you eligible?

Eligibility requirements for the police service are fairly detailed.

After registering your details in the e-recruitment system, there will be some questions to determine whether you are eligible to apply. They will cover the following topics...

Application Process

We need to be sure we recruit people of the highest quality, so our application process involves several challenging steps.

Even if you achieve them all, be aware that it does not automatically guarantee a position with us. We have to balance the operational needs of the Force with the number of vacancies.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and want to apply, please read through the information below for full details about the steps involved.