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While the vast majority of new recruits start off doing two to three years of frontline police work, the opportunities for career progression are huge - and that’s not just through uniformed ranks.
After successful completion of the probationary period, you can apply to work in a huge variety of roles and specialist units, including:
Throughout your police career, you’ll receive on-going training, support and guidance to ensure you’re fully equipped to do your job safely and confidently.
Find out more about training and progression
To find out more about ways your career in the police could progress, visit the College of Policing career pathways portal.