Application process

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When you’re ready, we can help you find the best entry route and prepare for the application process.

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Entry routes

There are a number of different entry routes to becoming a police officer, depending on your previous employment and educational qualifications.

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Application stages

Applying to the police involves a number of stages. Take some time to get familiar with each step. It will boost your confidence and ensure you have the opportunity to shine when the times comes.

Positive action

Many police forces also offer positive action initiatives (such as online engagement sessions or mentoring) to specifically support people from under-represented groups to apply. So it's worth checking out your chosen force’s website to see what positive action initiatives they’re running before you apply.  


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