PCSOs walking through a town centre

Police officer

Could you join your local police force and make a difference in your community? Find out what life is really like on the beat.

You must be a person who thrives on challenges, and are willing to work hard to learn the skills necessary for this difficult but critical role.

Don't doubt that this can be a tough and unpredictable job, but it is also an extremely rewarding position. Every day when you put on your uniform and go to work, you will be making life safer and more secure for your friends and neighbours, and making your town a better place to live.

Nothing is more valuable than that.

Through our comprehensive training course you will learn to:

  • protect the public from violence
  • provide a reassuring presence in the community
  • support victims of crime and offer help to those who have witnessed crimes
  • investigate complex crimes using a mixture of cutting-edge technology and time-proven traditional methods

What's in it for you?

There's so much to gain from becoming a police officer.

In return for your hard work you will:

  • have a rewarding job where no two days are ever the same
  • be constantly challenged and always learning
  • be valued for your contribution to your community
  • be well paid and have an excellent benefits package
  • have continual opportunities for advancement

Sound interesting?

Then follow the links on this website to learn more about what it takes to become a police officer, and the opportunities available.

Fast Track and Direct Entry are two new programmes aiming to attract a wider pool of talent into the police service, as well as rapidly promoting the very best talent from within the service. They will attract individuals with new perspectives and diverse backgrounds to support the continuous development of policing. To find out more information and to discover whether these programmes may be suitable for you please visit www.college.police.uk/en/talent.htm

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