BE A FORCE FOR
THIS IS THE GREAT PUBLIC SERVICE YOU COULD PROVIDE
Be one of the 20,000 new officers
Join the Police
Joining the police is life-changing. Not just for you, it will also change the lives of everyone you help.
It's a challenging, varied and intensely rewarding career and you will be joining an amazing team, working together to reduce crime and keep people safe.
Be one of the 20,000 new police officers and be a force for good in your community, a force for all.
Who can join?
There are various ways to join the police, depending on your work, life and educational experience.
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures and experiences.
That is because all police forces in England and Wales are committed to being inclusive employers with workforces which truly represent the communities they serve.
ANYONE WHO FEELS INSIGNIFICANT
YOU DON'T EVEN NEED TO KNOW THE LAW!
Which forces are taking applications right now?
Every force in England and Wales will be recruiting new police officers between now and April 2020.
The map and list below provide details of which forces are currently taking applications and which entry routes they are offering.
Police forces recruit directly so please visit the websites of your chosen forces for more information or check out one of the programme-specific routes indicated above. You can apply to any force, regardless of where you live.
If your force is not currently accepting applications, you may be able to register your interest in future recruitment rounds on their website.