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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
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Row over force's handling of Tory conference protests 05:00, 9th October GMT
But one Conservative delegate says getting shouted at is 'good' and having eggs thrown your way is 'a small price to pay for freedom of speech'.
Force's reduction of roles will see increase in frontline officers 05:00, 9th October GMT
Police and crime commissioner says cutting PCSOs and Investigation Officers will lead to increase of 20 officers.
Video: 'We have never mapped what's in the police box before' 05:00, 9th October GMT
In the second of three videos, Commander Chris Greany describes how NPoCC can show forces exactly what the service can offer in specialist divisions.
Maternity leave boost for Police Scotland 05:00, 9th October GMT
Force agrees to the right for longer paid time off.
This Government should practice what it preaches 11:37, 8th October GMT
Royston Martis says he saw the Home Secretary's 'venomous' side at the Conservative Party conference.
Officer dies in road crash 10:06, 9th October GMT
Off duty motorcyclist passes away in double fatal collision.
The long, long shadow cast by Plebgate 11:21, 8th October GMT
Misconduct cases occurring as a result of the dispute continue to be held, reports Ian Weinfass.
PCC defends online tool that will allow public to compare police commanders' performance 05:00, 9th October GMT
App will bring transparency and accountability and is 'not about targets', says Staffordshire's Matthew Ellis.
Pair to appear in court following murder of PC Dave Phillips 08:02, 8th October GMT
Father of two was killed in the early hours of Monday October 5.