See which forces are recruiting right now

Click on the blue areas below to see which entry routes forces have open or view the list.

Recruiting soon

The following forces are not currently recruiting via entry programmes:

Recruitment map

Click on a region on the map to show details on the force that is recruiting.

Devon and Cornwall Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Detective Entry
Devon and Cornwall Police

Dorset Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
Dorset Police

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Rejoiner
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Hampshire Constabulary

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
Hampshire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Will be recruiting soon

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Wiltshire Police

Will be recruiting soon

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Wiltshire Police

West Midlands Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Detective Entry
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
West Midlands Police

Warwickshire Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Degree Holder
Warwickshire Police

West Mercia Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
West Mercia Police

Staffordshire Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Degree Holder
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
Staffordshire Police

Northamptonshire Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
  • Degree Holder
Northamptonshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
  • Degree Holder
Nottinghamshire Police

Derbyshire Constabulary

Recruitment routes available:

  • Traditional (IPLDP)
Derbyshire Constabulary

Lincolnshire Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Traditional (IPLDP)
Lincolnshire Police

Leicestershire Police

Will be recruiting soon

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Leicestershire Police

Bedfordshire Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Traditional (IPLDP)
Bedfordshire Police

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
  • Degree Holder
  • Apprenticeship
  • Traditional (IPLDP)
Hertfordshire Constabulary

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Suffolk Constabulary

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Rejoiner
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
Suffolk Constabulary

Norfolk Constabulary

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Rejoiner
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
Norfolk Constabulary

Sussex Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Detective Entry
Sussex Police

Surrey Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Detective Entry
Surrey Police

Kent Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Detective Entry
  • Rejoiner
Kent Police

Essex Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Detective Entry
  • Rejoiner
Essex Police

Thames Valley Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Rejoiner
  • Traditional (IPLDP)
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
Thames Valley Police

Cheshire Constabulary

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
Cheshire Constabulary

Merseyside Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
Merseyside Police

Greater Manchester Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
Greater Manchester Police

Cumbria Constabulary

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Detective Entry
Cumbria Constabulary

Lancashire Constabulary

Will be recruiting soon

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Lancashire Constabulary

Northumbria Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Detective Entry
Northumbria Police

Cleveland Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Rejoiner
Cleveland Police

Durham Constabulary

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
Durham Constabulary

West Yorkshire Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
West Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
  • Apprenticeship
North Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Rejoiner
  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
South Yorkshire Police

Humberside Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Degree Holder
Humberside Police

Dyfed-Powys Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
Dyfed-Powys Police

South Wales Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Detective Entry
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
  • Rejoiner
South Wales Police

North Wales Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
North Wales Police

Gwent Police

Will be recruiting soon

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Gwent Police

Metropolitan Police Service

Recruitment routes available:

  • Traditional (IPLDP)
  • Apprenticeship
  • Degree Holder
  • Rejoiner
Metropolitan Police Service

City of London Police

Recruitment routes available:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Traditional (IPLDP)
  • Degree Holder
  • Rejoiner
  • Detective Entry
  • Professional Policing Degree Holder
City of London Police
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Latest force news/events

  • Metropolitan Police – the Met is now open for recruitment and recent changes in their residency rules mean you no longer have to live in the Met area to apply to join the force. You can find out more information about the Metropolitan Police Service recruitment process and apply on the MPS recruitment pages.
     
  • City of London Police – are open for recruitment and you now have longer to get your application in. You have until 31st May 2022 to apply via either the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) entry route, Traditional (IPLDP), Trainee and Detective Constables or the Police Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). You can find out more information about the City of London Police recruitment process and apply on the City of London Police website

Don't miss out on police recruitment news

Force recruitment windows open at different times throughout the year, sometimes for very short periods. Many also offer brilliant recruitment events that will help you to stand out from the crowd if you decide to apply. Make sure you never miss the latest police recruitment updates.

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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. 

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

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