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The role of a police officer

Would you like an exciting and varied career with a top performing, vibrant, innovative and forward thinking police force? If so, then becoming a police officer could be for you!

We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people with a passion for serving the community and keeping the public safe. Our officers provide a vital frontline service for our Cumbrian community and visitors to the county.

As a frontline police officer you will be the face of the Constabulary supporting local communities, building relationships and combating crime, it is a vital role and one that makes a tangible difference to the communities in which we serve.

It is therefore imperative that you, as a police officer, can understand, empathise and work with lots of different people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. No two days are the same and you will need to be able to draw from your training and instincts to make important decisions.

The role of a police officer comes with responsibility, officers are a respected and trusted role in the community we serve. Our officers need to display many personal qualities to uphold this privileged position including:

  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Honesty
  • Selflessness
  • Professionalism
  • Fairness
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Objectivity

It's a demanding and fast past environment, but one that is incredibly rewarding for those looking to make a real difference.

From providing community reassurance to making arrests, our officers are supporting the community 24 hours a day 365 days a year.