UK Police Service - Eligibility

Here you will find help to find out whether you are eligible to join the police service.

To apply to the Police Service of Northern Ireland

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has been set up with the recommendations of the Patten Commission and the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000. Recruitment for the Police Service of Northern Ireland is being managed and delivered by an independent partnership of professional firms.

The PSNI offer both Regular (Full Time) and Part Time Roles. Career prospects and opportunities for promotion are excellent and the Police Service of Northern Ireland offers very attractive salaries. To find out more check out our Police recruitment section.

The basic criteria required for application is:

  • Aged between 18 ½ years and  55 years (age limit can vary depending on the force).
  • A British, Irish or a Commonwealth citizen (whose stay in this country is not subject to restriction)
  • Of good character
  • Physically fit and healthy
  • A full driving licence (or in the process of learning)

To apply please click on this link to The Police Service of Northern Ireland recruitment website.

If you want to know whether you qualify for the Police Force, read the Police Eligibilty section above.

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