Police Officers

Being a police officer is more than just making arrests – it’s about serving the community and understanding their needs.

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It’s a challenging, tough and unpredictable job but it’s also extremely rewarding. You will be preventing crime, detecting crime, and making the people in your area feel safer. Displaying empathy and having innovative approaches to problem solving are key attributes.

You must be able to work as part of a team, be able to solve problems and keep calm and confident in difficult situations.

We need people who are good communicators and who can easily build trust and respect by appreciating and understanding the needs of our community.

We recognise the many benefits of having a workforce that reflects the wider communities of the county. A reflective work force brings wider experience, cultural understanding and new ways of working and we want to have a workforce representative of the communities that we police and serve.

As an employer, we strive to ensure that all our personnel practices, including recruitment, promotion and development are applied consistently and fairly and that the overriding principle governing selection is merit.

We are not fully representative yet and we are addressing this imbalance through a variety of initiatives and by ensuring the conduct and behaviour of our staff is beyond reproach

We promote positive action and offer support and mentoring to all staff and potential applicants and candidates from under-represented groups: Black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates, people with a disability, LGBT and Eastern European candidates.

If you feel that you are eligible for this support please email:


Please provide your full contact details, including an email address and phone number, the town where you live and the under-represented group you identify with.

On receipt we will contact you to offer support and guidance.

The recruitment process for candidates from these under represented groups is exactly the same as for any other candidate.

You will be able to make a difference bringing about positive change in the community.


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