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As a police constable you will be responsible for the protection of life and property, the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order through a range of sworn powers in line with organisational standards.

Before you apply, it's advised that you check the basic eligibility criteria that you need to fulfil in order to be successful. To be eligible to apply all applicants must:

  • You must be at least 17 years old to apply and be 18 at the time of appointment.
  • You need to be a British citizen or a citizen of a country that is a member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, or a Commonwealth citizen or foreign national who is resident in the UK and free from restrictions.
  • Must possess a Full UK Manual Driving Licence, with no more than 6 points.
  • Hold a degree in Professional Policing Practice. You can obtain this degree at a number of independent higher education institutes. Alternatively, if you hold a degree in another subject you may apply to join the Constabulary's Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). If you would like to obtain your Professional Policing Practice degree though our apprenticeship programme, you can apply to join the Constabulary's, Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA).
  • Not have any tattoos which cause offence, are excessive or considered unprofessional.
  • Previous criminal convictions or cautions (including those spent), fixed penalty notices, traffic offences or any involvement with the police must but be declared on your application form.
  • Not be registered bankrupt, subject to CCJs or IVAs.
  • Entry is via one of three routes, Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship, Degree Holder Entry Programme and Pre-Join Degree.

Am I eligible?

Still not sure if you meet the criteria to apply? You can take basic eligibility check here.