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, including an initial sift and online assessment process. It's good to be prepared so that you can demonstrate your potential to become a police constable. 

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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