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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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Hospital detentions up but police use of section 136 drops 06:00, 30th November GMT
Cautious welcome for latest stats amid warnings triaging is just a 'sticking plaster'.
Force criticised by judge for investigation into sudden death of toddler 06:00, 27th November GMT
Judge listed number of failings by police.
Murder unit collaboration 'win-win' situation for rural force 06:00, 30th November GMT
Gloucestershire will team up with neighbours to investigate murders and other major crimes.
Spike in hate crime following Paris attacks 06:00, 27th November GMT
Leaked document appears to show significant rise in Islamophobic incidents as forces look to build 'resilience'.
Future of historical probes in Northern Ireland in doubt 06:00, 30th November GMT
'Question mark' hangs over investigations into some of the worst incidents during the Troubles.
Met's change programme 'will continue' despite cuts reprieve 06:00, 27th November GMT
Deputy commissioner says many of the proposed changes are not just about the money.
Officer with 'serious head injury' discharged from hospital 06:00, 27th November GMT
The 37-year old was attending a domestic report when he was assaulted by another man.
Inspector dismissed after lying about attending restaurant fight 06:00, 27th November GMT
It is claimed Inspector Jaswant Singh was not present at restaurant disturbance.