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Welcome to Police Recruitment.

This website contains all the information you need to undertake the UK police recruitment process and tells you how to go about joining the UK police covering advice on the Police Initial Recruitment Test and help with the police application process.

A job in the police is secure, challenging and well paid. Whether you choose to become a police officer, member of the civilian support staff, a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) or a Special Constable,

Police recruitment is handled by each individual police force, although there are national standards of police entrance tests. In England & Wales this is the ‘Police Initial Recruitment Test’ or ‘PIRT’, and in Scotland it is the ‘Standard Entrance Test’.

Police recruitment is currently competitive (i.e. more applicants than places), but the ongoing ‘Police Could You?’ campaign indicates how keen police forces are to attract the right staff.

So what is the next stage?

Use the links below to find out more about joining the police:

The Police Recruitment Process

Information about joining the police, the police recruitment process, how to become a UK police officer. Includes hints and tips.

Who Can Apply?
Entry criteria for UK police forces. Includes those to become a police constable in England & Wales, in Scotland and in Northern Ireland

The Police Application Form
Information on the police application form. Hints and tips to ensure the best chance of getting to the police assessment centre.

The Police Initial Recruitment Test

The PIRT is central to becoming a police officer. You cannot get a job as a police officer in England & Wales without passing this test. Inside tips on how to go about it and the best resources available to make sure you go to the PIRT better prepared than anyone else.

The Police Fitness Test
Nothing too daunting! Simple information on the test and how to prepare.

The Police Medical Test
Just to ensure you are up to the job.

Help With Joining
A career as a police officer is immensely rewarding so it is worth using all the help you can get to land that police job. In this section you will find all the help you need.

Become a PCSO
An increasingly important part of the policing family, becoming a Police Community Support Officer) is a great career. Here we explain what is required and point you in the direction of some great assistance.

Police Force Vacancies
This national police jobs board gives you a flavour of the types of jobs available within the police service. There is a lot of transferring between police forces, so don’t worry if you don’t initially get into your fist choice force.

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In the News
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New e-learning courses aims to dispel myths about rape and advise officers on how to help victims.
Officers no longer under criminal investigation 14:30, 24th October GMT
Police watchdog finds "insufficient evidence" to establish if four officers committed an offence in the handling of a rape complaint.
Highly courageous detectives 'gave children better life chances' 06:01, 25th October GMT
Investigators unravelling the horrific and depraved sexual abuse of babies by a high profile singer praised for their moral courage.
Protection officer arrested over Palace locker ammunition 13:33, 24th October GMT
Metropolitan Police officer has been suspended and is being held in custody at a London police station following discovery.
Police couldn't have prevented railway bridge jump 13:00, 24th October GMT
Watchdog commissioner rules that there was not much officer could have done during the "immediate irrational act".
New anti-social behaviour powers come into force 06:00, 25th October GMT
The number of powers to deal with anti-social behaviour has reduced from 19 to six and allows victims to have a say in the punishment of their offenders.
Met must pay £425,000 to undercover officer 'victim' 11:15, 24th October GMT
A woman who had a child with an undercover officer said she attempted suicide after finding out his true identity.
Largest serial killer op is investigation of the year 08:10, 24th October GMT
Detectives responsible for bring most serious female serial killer to justice given investigation award.
Chief announces retirement following 'successful' alliance 07:46, 24th October GMT
Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Andy Parker will leave after serving almost 32 years.
'Dedicated officer' passes away 07:48, 24th October GMT
Recipient of the chief constable's award for dedication to duty died off duty last Friday.