The two-year work-based Degree Holder and Detective Degree Holder Entry programmes both see you end up with a graduate diploma in Professional Policing Practice when you complete your probation. You could also apply to the Police Now graduate programme.
You don’t always need to join straight into paid roles. You can volunteer as a Special Constable, where you’ll undertake the same training as a regular paid Police Constable, while committing to a minimum of four hours a week. Find out more about what’s involved.
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. Check out your chosen force’s website to see what positive action initiatives they’re running.
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Forces across England and Wales are recruiting right now.