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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
Forces 'reluctant' to contribute to regional organised crime units 01:01, 1st December GMT
Some forces do not want to give up control of specialist assets such as undercover policing to ROCUs, HMIs have found.
Force asks public to volunteer to clean its cars 11:06, 1st December GMT
Unpaid labourers would also carry out safety checks and help ensure fleet of vehicles is properly maintained.
Calls for new animal abusers database akin to the sex offenders register 06:00, 1st December GMT
Hundreds of thousands sign petition calling for tougher stance towards people who torture pets.
Officer jailed for arranging to have sex with runaway teen 14:43, 30th November GMT
Leigh Brightman was investigating 15-year-old's case but did not tell her he was a police officer.
Urgent review of powers available to get rid of PCCs is 'unnecessary', says Home Office 06:00, 1st December GMT
Committee had called on government to review actions that can be taken against 'unethical' PCCs.
Body worn video trial shows gap between expectation and impact in some areas 06:00, 1st December GMT
Technology reduces complaints but has no effect on number of stop and searches carried out.
Police Scotland slammed over communications interception breach 06:00, 1st December GMT
Calls for Justice Secretary Michael Matheson to be called to account for failure.
Investigation begins into way force handled doctor abuse allegations 06:00, 1st December GMT
Police watchdog will investigate the way the complaints were handled rather than the allegations themselves.
Children who 'sext' should not be criminalised, say MPs 11:54, 1st December GMT
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children publishes report which shows out-of-court disposals are being used punish 'experimental' behaviour.
Tributes paid to officer who died after finishing his shift 10:45, 30th November GMT
Sahib Lalli suffered a fatal heart attack in Trafalgar Square.