Newsletter Sigunp

Beds Recruitment

Beds recruitment is dealt with internally, as it is for every Force in the UK. The HR Department is ultimately responsible for all Beds jobs, whether for uniform staff (police officers and PCSOs) or police support staff.

To become a police officer and secure one of the jobs in Beds , there is a standard police application process. This page, written by serving officers who are involved in police training will hopefully help you get accepted for one of these Beds vacancies if you feel, having read this, that a police career is right for you.

Beds

Entry to the UK police has become harder over the years, although it is still well worth the effort as a police career is challenging, rewarding, well paid, exciting and secure.

Beds Recruitment

To be eligible to apply for any of the jobs in Beds , you will need to approach the police application process seriously. Vacancies in Beds are always over-subscribed and so insider hints and tips can put you ahead of the rest. So read on!

The process follows the standard UK model

  1. Check you fit the Police Entry Requirements (See ‘Who Can Apply’)
  2. Write to or telephone the Beds Recruitment Department for an application form. (See address below)
  3. Fill in the police application form that will be sent to you. (See ‘Police Application Form’)
  4. Undertake the Police Initial Recruitment Test (PIRT) (See ‘Police Initial Recruitment Test’)
  5. Pass the Medical and Fitness Tests (See ‘Police Fitness Test’ and ‘Police Medical Test’)
  6. Wait for the date to start your job with Beds !

To help you on your way, the details of Beds Recruitment department are:

Recruitment Department

Beds
Headquarters Address:
Woburn Road
Kempston
Bedford
MK43 9AX
Telephone: +44 (0) 123 484 1212
Fax : +44 (0) 123 484 2006

A Beds career can be a tough and unpredictable job, but it could also be the most rewarding position you will ever have. So make the best of all the help and assistance available (See 'Help With Police Recruitment' below).

These are some of the best resources available to make sure you stand the best chance possible of landing you dream job with Beds - they really do make a difference:

Help With Police Recruitment

  • How to Become a UK Police Officer The most comprehensive CD guide available on landing a police job. Insider tips and advice brought to you by current serving Police Officers.
  • How to become a PCSO Over 190 pages in this CD guide to successfully becoming a Police Community Support Officer. The best available.
  • The Police Selection Process An excellent book written by Ian Hutchinson, the ex head of personnel for Thames Valley Police and an acknowledged expert on police recruitment and police career matters.
  • In2Police Several companies run courses throughout the UK to prepare you for the Police Initial Recruitment Test, aiming to help you start your police job by passing the police recruitment process. In2Police is one of the best and is managed by serving police recruitment staff

So to sum up, all Beds recruitment is dealt with in-house, although who secures these jobs in Beds depends initially on eligible applicants passing the police selection process. Although this is fairly rigorous, the careers in Beds are well worth the effort - from uniform patrol to driver and from specialist detective to forensic expert - you are sure to find just the job for you. Good luck in your quest to secure one of the Beds vacancies.

In the News
Counter terror: New legislation imminent 16:07, 29th August GMT
Measure to seize the passports of would-be jihadis will be introduced imminently, says PM.
Deputy PCC resigns amid Rotherham scandal 12:33, 29th August GMT
Tracey Cheetham adds to calls for Shaun Wright to leave resign his post.
'Most decorated' UK officer remembered 15:55, 29th August GMT
Colleagues reflect on the courage and tenacity of a detective chief inspector who brought a brutal gang to book.
OSPRE 1: Sergeant to Inspector Week 20 12:11, 29th August GMT
In the 20th week of the series we look at the remaining chapter from Blackstone's General Police Duties and Evidence and Procedure books.
Analysts: 'Urgent reform of PCC legislation needed' 07:09, 29th August GMT
Increased checks and balances on the elected office are now required, it has been claimed.
Legislation confusion led to 'crime recording errors' 07:02, 29th August GMT
Analysis of crime data integrity within 21 forces reveals lack of knowledge about the law while workload pressures contributed to errors.
Rotherham scandal: National lead pledges action 07:14, 29th August GMT
Promises that failings identified in scathing report will be addressed by national plan as force insists it has improved responses to child sexual exploitation.
Fears raised over public order command resilience 06:57, 29th August GMT
Beleaguered inspectors are less likely to volunteer for extra duties in future, says Fed.
Tour de France followed with real-time mapping 16:28, 28th August GMT
As the county hosted the yearly cycle race, it used a system that informed how the roads policing resources were deployed.
Rapid facial recognition trial begins 16:21, 28th August GMT
Leicestershire Police is the first force in the UK to test new facial recognition software that could transform the way criminals are tracked down.