Joining the police

How to become a police officer and other related information

The job of a police officer is seen as both a rewarding but difficult position and playing a key role in modern society. In addition to the feeling of contributing to society the job as a police officer has many other advantages such as a very respectable starting salary (up to £28k starting) and great job benefits.

In order to get your position as a police officer you will have to successfully fulfil the difficult and challenging police recruitment process.

The best method for passing the recruitment process is to learn from those who have already successfully completed it!

Applying to be a police officer

When 2012When you apply to join the police force as a police officer you will be competing against a large amount of applicants and you need to make sure that you stand out from the rest, in a positive manner. You want to have the assessors to say ‘wow’ and identify you as an ideal candidate for the position.

How do I know what they are looking for?

The reality is that you don’t really have any idea of what is it they are looking for. To find this out you will need to speak to the assessors, previously successful candidates and possible current service police officers.

Our recruitment guide has been created by a combination of current recruitment staff and assessors, successful applicants and current serving police officers.

It is a MUST have for anyone serious about joining the police force, and will take you step by step through the whole process, giving you a detailed insight and will show you exactly what you to in order to pass.

Our recruitment guide is regularly updated to ensure it covers the any changes to the recruitment process and provide you with up to date recruitment information.

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It’s amazing to think that 75% of applicants who complete the application form never make it to the next stage of the process. This goes to show that the application process is one of the most important stages of the entire process.

At the application stage you are competing with the most amounts of candidates than at any other stage of the recruitment process. Your application needs to be strong and stand out in the eyes of the recruitment staff.

Included in this guide is a section dedicated the application form. It will explain to you exactly what the assessors are looking for, explain in detail the core competencies and provide you with questions and sample responses so that you can prepare effectively and progress to the next stage of the process.

Make sure you are completely prepared!

The application part of the process is largely focused around the candidates matching their skills against the core competencies of an ideal police officer in any area, from Northumbria to Cornwall.

Throughout the selection process you will be required to build your responses around these key competencies. This guide will show you how you can effectively identify the core competencies in question and demonstrate them to the recruitment assessors.

Doing this will put you in control, build you confidence and turn you in to a very strong candidate.

Matching the core competencies at every stage is key to success with the police recruitment process. It will show you clearly and easily how to do so at every stage of the process.


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