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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.

The following phrases are relevant to the content on this page if you found this page via a search engine; police officer, police jobs, police recruitment, police application, police officer jobs, PIRT, how to join the UK police, police career, become a police officer, PCSO.

In the News
Officers served with misconduct notices over intelligence delays 15:46, 4th September GMT
Information around suspected paedophiles was not passed on by CEOP for 16 months.
PCSO jailed for sex acts with teenage girl 11:03, 4th September GMT
Thirty-year old encouraged child to play truant from school and meet up with him.
Law enforcement targeted in DDOS attacks 05:00, 4th September GMT
Short outages to public facing websites of Essex, GMP and NCA have taken place - with no real damage being caused.
Officers take on tough challenge for charity 05:00, 5th September GMT
Team was led by force's assistant chief constable.
PCC says answers to combined authority questions 'are not forthcoming' 05:00, 4th September GMT
Deadline for local authorities in West Midlands and Warwickshire to join scheme is today.
£1.4 million announced for recruitment drive as call centres axed 14:28, 3rd September GMT
Police Scotland mergers to be slowed following HMICS report.
Dyfed Powys take on the PSNI in police cricket final 05:00, 5th September GMT
Welsh team had a "comfortable" win in the semi-final while Northern Ireland beat Northumberland.
Ex-officer attempts to run to every football stadium in the country 05:00, 4th September GMT
Russell Winfield still plans to do it in 80 days but is currently taking time out nursing an ankle injury.
Hillsborough Inquests 'will be over in months' 11:54, 3rd September GMT
Clarification over length of time they are due to last following PCC's suggestion they could run on for a year.
PCSO in hospital following hit and run 05:00, 4th September GMT
Community support officer was assisting traffic when the car hit her without stopping.