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At Cumbria Constabulary individuals who have resigned or retired from a home office force are eligible to apply as a re-joiner Police Officer. Candidates may be eligible to re-join at their previous rank if the force has vacancies at that rank.


To apply as a re-joiner you must:

  • Have previously served as a member of a police force.
  • Have either resigned or retired from that police force.
  • Have satisfactorily completed the period of probationary service in the rank of constable.

Re-joining officers will need to undergo the same pre-employment checks as our new recruit officers. The checks undertaken are: vetting, medical, fitness, drugs testing and biometrics.

Before applying we recommend that potential candidates contact their pension provider to understand the potential implications of re-joining and that they understand and comply with the upper age limits outlined in the Police Regulations 2013.

We are also accepting part time applications.

To apply please visit our jobs portal.


For an informal discussion regarding our re-joiners scheme please contact:

Email - Nancie.shackleton@cumbria.police.uk

Telephone - 07812 507936