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

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Representing our diverse communities

We've teamed up with Channel 4 to create a series of short films featuring members of the public and serving officers talking about life in the police. Hear what they have to say and why they think more people with diverse backgrounds and experiences should apply to join the police. 

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I wanted a varied career that made a difference.

Tanya

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.

Applying to the police

There are various ways to join the police, depending on your work, life and educational experience, and the application process involves a number of stages. Find out more about the application process. 

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

Mike

North Wales Police