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Police Constable Application

Can you see yourself as a police officer? Do you want a career which is challenging, where no two days are the same and where your actions and decisions will help to ensure that Staffordshire is a safer place to live? Are you an existing graduate or interested in obtaining a degree or professional qualification and being able to "learn while you earn"?


If so, then a career as a police officer with Staffordshire Police may be just the job for you. Police officer recruitment is changing and new recruits will join policing as an apprentice or as an existing graduate. Student officers will learn on the job as well as studying at university for a degree or post graduate diploma whilst they are serving as officers. 

Policing is a job like no other and you will need to have a passion for public service, excellent people skills, the ability to build relationships and work in a team and the commitment to make a difference to the lives of the communities of Staffordshire. Staffordshire Police is a diverse area with both rural and urban conurbations, serving over 1m people.

We anticipate new student officers joining us in May/June 2019 and onwards and they will train and study over either a two or three year period, depending on which entry route applies.

New officers will receive a starting salary of between £18k and £23k depending on the entry route, previous qualifications and/or recognised prior learning.

We are committed to building a vibrant and diverse workforce and particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups within the community. If you are from an under-represented group and would like to discuss your application, please email your contact details to applicationpack@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk.

Please submit your completed application, quoting reference PO12/2018 in the subject of your email to applicationpack@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk.

Applicants must be 18 years old and over.

Please note that we anticipate significant interest and may therefore need to temporarily close receiving applications. It is intended to re-open the application process at a further date if this is the case.

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