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.

Police Recruitment specialises in providing skilled staff to UK Police Forces, supplying experienced former police officers nationwide whether on a Part-time, Contract, Full-time or Permanent basis.

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PCC says 'devastating' cuts also present 'exciting opportunity' to rejuvenate force.
Human traffickers 'tattooing numbers on victims' bodies' 06:00, 1st October GMT
National Crime Agency's report highlights rise in number of British children being trafficked for sex.
Further stop and search scrutiny promised 06:00, 1st October GMT
Home Secretary says tactic must become more effective or new laws will be introduced as research project gets underway.
Forensic market framework 'doesn't foster future development' 06:00, 1st October GMT
Demand-based national framework should evolve to become an equal partnership between police and forensic science providers.
Concerns police officers are 'too busy to eat' 06:00, 1st October GMT
MP and Fed rep speak out over impact of workload on officers' diet and health.
Documentary tracks day in life of custody suite 14:33, 30th September GMT
Channel Four's '24 Hours In Police Custody' wins approval from chief constable - but questions have been asked as to why PCC didn't watch it.
Police CCTV operator jailed for voyeurism 06:00, 1st October GMT
Police Service of Northern Ireland says new measures are in place to minimise risks surrounding CCTV.
International officers turn to British policing for inspiration 06:00, 1st October GMT
'Middle managers' from all over the world take a visit to a force HQ as part of a course to discover the secrets of "one of the best police services in the world".
Tragic death of off-duty PC 12:20, 30th September GMT
Police Scotland roads policing officer who began career with Met was taken ill unexpectedly.
Theresa May promises data access law 12:02, 30th September GMT
Home Secretary also announces new civil measures to deal with terrorism during party conference.