COVID-19 update

Police recruitment remains open, though there are changes to some of our processes to protect applicants and staff. 


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Police forces recruiting right now

Where can I work?

Who can join?

There are various ways to join the police, depending on your work, life and educational experience. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

Ways in to Policing

I wanted a varied career that made a difference.


West Yorkshire Police

Life in the Police

Being a police officer is varied and rewarding but also challenging, so there are some key qualities and skills you need to already have or be willing to develop in order to do the job well. Find out more about what’s involved in being a police officer.

Is policing right for me?

How to apply

Applying to become a police officer involves a number of stages, including physical, written and verbal tests and thorough background checks. Find out what’s involved.

Applying to the Police

Every day is different and I'm learning new skills.


North Wales Police