Newsletter Sigunp

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
PSNI officer sprayed with bullets in drive-by shooting 12:59, 23rd January GMT
A 36 year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody.
Met rolls-out further 600 body worn cameras 12:47, 23rd January GMT
The completion of phase one of the project will bring the number of officers equipped with the technology up to 7,500.
Police ICT should be "single front door" for commercial world into policing 16:17, 20th January GMT
Chairman of the Police ICT Company Katy Bourne feels the body can be a bridge between the two worlds to the benefit of public safety.
Force refers itself to IPCC after tasering race relations advisor 06:00, 23rd January GMT
Judah Adunbi was allegedly mistaken for a wanted man.
Sergeant accused of calling colleague 'sweetcheeks' given final warning 06:00, 23rd January GMT
Officer will return to duty.
Force told to tighten up storage procedures after cash and drugs go missing 06:00, 23rd January GMT
Investigation found any officer or staff member could potentially access the storage locker.
Knife angel sculpture takes shape as 40 forces donate amnesty hauls 06:00, 22nd January GMT
Sussex and South Yorkshire the last to be added to Trafalgar Square effort.
Wrexham fans victorious in Section 35 challenge 06:00, 22nd January GMT
Dragons fans who objected to Humberside Police over its use of the new powers have been compensated.
Rise in traditional crimes 'worrying', says Met Police chief 06:00, 23rd January GMT
All but one force showed an increase in violent crime.
Latest custody digest published 11:46, 20th January GMT
An interview with Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave features in this month's digest.