How To
Become An Officer

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position with us. Due to the nature of policing, our recruitment process may be more comprehensive than others you have experienced.

Step 1


Ensure you complete all mandatory fields on the application form or you will be unable to submit your application.

Please ensure you complete the supporting statements section, these vary depending on the role and will be explained on the advert and role profile. Please provide evidence of where you demonstrated the competency behaviours as per the role profile. Please note there is a word count limit on the applications and you should ensure your evidence fits within this limit.

A Guide To The Application Form

Step 2


Candidates are shortlisted by assessing the information on the application form against the personal qualities and minimum entry requirements.

It is important that you complete the application form fully and carefully, ensuring you demonstrate with examples how you meet the various criteria.

Step 3

Interview / Selection Process

If invited to interview you will be notified by email, usually at least seven days before the interview date.

You will be required to produce valid identification at the interview (a list of suitable ID will be emailed to you). If your recruitment process includes attendance at an assessment centre all information will be provided via email, for example certain roles may require you to complete a Police Initial Recruitment Test (PIRT) or computer test. Police officer candidates will need to attend a Police SEARCH® assessment centre.

Step 4

Conditional Offer

If you are successful following the selection process you will receive a conditional offer and we will start progressing your pre-employment checks, including: vetting, medical, references and for some roles, a fitness test.

Until these checks are complete you should not hand in your notice with your current employer.

Register Your Interest

In order to start your journey, you need to accept the Correspondence Cookie. This will allow us to send you email communication.