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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In the News
Forces 'reluctant' to contribute to regional organised crime units 01:01, 1st December GMT
Some forces do not want to give up control of specialist assets such as undercover policing to ROCUs, HMIs have found.
Force asks public to volunteer to clean its cars 11:06, 1st December GMT
Unpaid labourers would also carry out safety checks and help ensure fleet of vehicles is properly maintained.
Calls for new animal abusers database akin to the sex offenders register 06:00, 1st December GMT
Hundreds of thousands sign petition calling for tougher stance towards people who torture pets.
Officer jailed for arranging to have sex with runaway teen 14:43, 30th November GMT
Leigh Brightman was investigating 15-year-old's case but did not tell her he was a police officer.
Urgent review of powers available to get rid of PCCs is 'unnecessary', says Home Office 06:00, 1st December GMT
Committee had called on government to review actions that can be taken against 'unethical' PCCs.
Body worn video trial shows gap between expectation and impact in some areas 06:00, 1st December GMT
Technology reduces complaints but has no effect on number of stop and searches carried out.
Police Scotland slammed over communications interception breach 06:00, 1st December GMT
Calls for Justice Secretary Michael Matheson to be called to account for failure.
Investigation begins into way force handled doctor abuse allegations 06:00, 1st December GMT
Police watchdog will investigate the way the complaints were handled rather than the allegations themselves.
Children who 'sext' should not be criminalised, say MPs 11:54, 1st December GMT
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children publishes report which shows out-of-court disposals are being used punish 'experimental' behaviour.
Tributes paid to officer who died after finishing his shift 10:45, 30th November GMT
Sahib Lalli suffered a fatal heart attack in Trafalgar Square.