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To apply to be a Police Constable

Deadline : Thursday 30th April at 23:55.

We recommend you submit your application as soon as possible as the application may close earlier.

We offer a varied and secure role, and the highest starting salary of any force in the region.

You wouldn’t need to start until late 2020 at the earliest, and our recruitment is entirely online in the early stages meaning you can stay safe as you go through the application process.


For those who aren’t already in policing, we are recruiting under two routes but to make things easy you will fill out the same initial application form.

  • ENTRY ROUTE 1: Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) 3 Year programme
  • ENTRY ROUTE 2: Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) 2-Year programme  

Note: ENTRY ROUTE 2 is the appropriate route for those who have a degree and want to apply now for our Direct Entry Detective Programme Commencing in January 2021.

If you’re successful, you’ll get to do something that really matters.

You’ll work in one of our brilliant teams to deliver safer communities.

It’s a tough but rewarding job and we work hard to ensure we give every member of the team the genuine support they need to succeed.

Other opportunities you may be interested in

To apply to be a Police Community Support Officer

To search and apply for other vacancies (Detention Officer, Safeguarding Assistant, Financial intelligence officer)

To sign up for job alerts

Our Positive Action team is available to provide support through the application and assessment process by contacting:

You can contact us at any time, whether we are actively recruiting for a particular role or not.