If you're ready to apply, 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

There are a number of stages involved in the application process. It's good to be prepared so you can stand out from the crowd and demonstrate your potential. 

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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