How to join the Police

Here you will find information on how to join the UK Police Service.

Joining the UK Police Service has many benefits. With an attractive starting salary, professional training and many career opportunities, the Police Service offers a valuable and rewarding career.

Being a Police Officer is not always easy, and can be very challenging. If you have always though about joining the Police Service and were not sure how to go about it. Then here are Police Information we can help guide you through the application and recruitment process.

We provide information to assist you in making the application process easier to understand and you can even get the views of serving Police Officers by visiting our discussion forum. If the Police Service is the career for you then let Police Information help you to help yourself and make a successful career in the Police Service become reality.

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Police justified in Tasering violent man 12:53, 20th October GMT
PIRC investigation finds that there is no case to answer following deployment of less lethal weapon.
Fast track for officers is now open 15:00, 20th October GMT
College of Policing announces number of forces where PCs will be able to become inspectors in two years.
ACPO President to retire 08:50, 19th October GMT
Former PSNI chief constable announces decision to stand down at the end of the year as new body is created to replace ACPO.
Domestic violence: Forces must evolve beyond reactive approach 07:31, 20th October GMT
Police and partner agencies need to better manage risk as charity chair points out that there is a lot of action around to tackle crime.
Single force structure 'undermines identity and morale' 07:24, 20th October GMT
Inspectorate finds uplift in officers resigning from a Police Scotland division under single force and an analyst believes this offers potential warnings to England and Wales.
Major elements of policing under review 07:27, 20th October GMT
College of Policing developing framework for reviewing police leadership in England and Wales.
Assaults: Some officers treated as 'second class victims' 07:25, 20th October GMT
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Terrorism: Suspects 'acquired gun and officer pictures' 13:44, 17th October GMT
Suspects charged with terrorist related offences alleged to have pictures of officers and staff.