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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Northamptonshire officer, who has not been named, was taken into custody after police were called to a private address.
Collaboration rewarded in police innovation fund 08:45, 27th March GMT
Partnerships between forces and other emergency services will receive extra funding from government.
Public: Crime is up but police are excellent 06:00, 27th March GMT
Perceptions are the exact opposite of what experts and officers say about crime trends and policing.
Chief appointment unaffected by misconduct investigation 16:12, 26th March GMT
Two Northamptonshire chief officers are being looked at over gross misconduct allegations by the police watchdog, including the incoming chief constable of Warwickshire.
Terminally ill sergeant 'stunned' by colleagues' support 06:00, 27th March GMT
Group of officers from South Yorkshire Police take on gruelling endurance challenges in support of hospice that cared for their friend.
Met considers appealing court's taser discharge decision 14:39, 26th March GMT
Force faces payout to man who says he has worked alongside the police for decades and who feared he was about to die after officers used weapon against him.
Everyday heroes, local good practice, police charity and more 12:32, 26th March GMT
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Force considering ATM and mobile app rape reporting 06:00, 27th March GMT
Reporting rape via ATM machines and a mobile app are two options being considered by police.
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