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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Metropolitan Police officer has been suspended and is being held in custody at a London police station following discovery.
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New anti-social behaviour powers come into force 06:00, 25th October GMT
The number of powers to deal with anti-social behaviour has reduced from 19 to six and allows victims to have a say in the punishment of their offenders.
Met must pay £425,000 to undercover officer 'victim' 11:15, 24th October GMT
A woman who had a child with an undercover officer said she attempted suicide after finding out his true identity.
Largest serial killer op is investigation of the year 08:10, 24th October GMT
Detectives responsible for bring most serious female serial killer to justice given investigation award.
Chief announces retirement following 'successful' alliance 07:46, 24th October GMT
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Police handling of Cliff Richard raid 'utterly inept' 07:54, 24th October GMT
South Yorkshire Police under fire for passing sensitive information to journalist.