About the Police Force

It has been said that working as a police officer is a mixture of excitement, danger, compassion and paperwork.

The role of a police officer is to investigate crime and support crime prevention helping make the communities that we live in a safer place to be.

Police Officers will often encounter stressful and volatile situations and will often have to work long hours and shift work. Applicants therefore need to be physically and mentally fit to deal with the demands of police work.

The minimum age for applications is 18, you will need to either be a British citizen, an EU national, a commonwealth citizen or a foreign national (without restrictions on your stay in the UK), you must be able to pass any background or security checks and must declare any previous convictions.

There are no set qualifications for joining the police force, it is you as a person and your ability to be a police officer that they are interested in.

If you are looking for a rewarding but challenging career where you can make a difference to the lives of others, the police force could be for you. Follow the various links to find out what you would need to do to join and what options are available to you.

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