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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
South Yorkshire chief told to resign by PCC 16:31, 29th September GMT
Alan Billings indicates he was misled by David Crompton over Hillsborough inquest questioning.
McDonald's attack officer dismissed without notice 16:14, 29th September GMT
PC gave witness statement not corroborated by CCTV.
PC who 'dreamed' of joining service dismissed after sending malicious messages 15:53, 29th September GMT
Ealing officer pleaded to keep his job but was dismissed without notice.
Officer dismissed after assaulting former partner 15:10, 29th September GMT
Harrow PC was convicted of four offences in June this year.
Mayors have not played politics with policing, says retiring Met Commissioner 13:50, 29th September GMT
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who announced his retirement unexpectedly, claims no politician has acted in a partisan manner.
Former Met Fed official in court over alleged fraud 10:45, 29th September GMT
Force names officer who has been on restricted duties since December 2014.
Met PC hospitalised in emergency call car smash 10:26, 29th September GMT
A man in his 70s had to be cut free from the wreckage of his car following the incident.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to retire 08:14, 29th September GMT
Met Commissioner was appointed in September 2011.
Met commissioner quizzed on knife and gun crime 10:12, 29th September GMT
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said legislation introduced last year had not yet had an impact on knife crime.
Officer assault champions honoured by constabulary 05:00, 29th September GMT
Hampshire officers, staff and prosecutor's good work has been picked up by forces across the UK and the world.