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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Plebgate: PC Rowland accepts £80,000 in damages 11:44, 4th March GMT
Development comes after High Court judge ruled that Mr Mitchell had called officer a 'pleb' during notorious exchange in 2012.
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Inquest jurors returned death by misadventure verdict but criticised officers' use of restraint.
Force's rape gang investigation failings 'not deliberate' 08:49, 4th March GMT
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David Lammy claims officers are discouraging reporting of some types of property crime because 'it's not worth the paperwork'.
SIO Corner: Critical Incidents 10:40, 4th March GMT
This week we look at how and when an incident can be deemed critical.
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