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
Assault rifles being reviewed over accuracy concerns 15:10, 27th April GMT
Home Office's Centre for Applied Science and Technology will look into claims rifles used by police across the country are inaccurate in high temperatures.
Off-duty police officer found dead 12:52, 27th April GMT
West Midlands Police confirmed the discovery but have not yet identified the officer.
Former officer jailed for commercial scale drug dealing 06:00, 25th April GMT
Drugs empire snared by West Midlands Police following pursuit.
National approach needed to tackle Gypsy discrimination 05:00, 27th April GMT
Current training is 'patchy' and ineffective at improving relations between Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and the police.
Call for minimum alcohol price to prevent disorder 05:00, 27th April GMT
A reduction in the consumption of alcohol could be responsible for a fall in violent crimes in England and Wales according to a university report.
Confusion over 999 protocol for passing on 'silent calls' 07:58, 27th April GMT
Advice is being sought on how to improve passing 999 calls to police after the murder of a domestic violence victim.
Chief only wants to employ 'bravest and best' 14:12, 24th April GMT
Comments follow dismissal of two officers convicted of criminal offences for gross misconduct.
Police reaction to violence has 'saved hundreds of lives' 05:00, 27th April GMT
Terrorism expert says that the PSNI's response to provocation has been effective deterrent to terror group recruitment.
PCs awarded for burning building heroics 06:00, 26th April GMT
Three PCs have been presented with a chief constable's award for saving four lives in a fire.
CSE opportunities missed but progress 'now being made' 11:43, 24th April GMT
NCA review of South Yorkshire Police investigations into historic CSE says the force had missed opportunities to tackle the issue.