4.52 PM Thursday 27 November 2014

Police Officers

Police Officers in a line - © Dorset Police All Rights ReservedDorset Police are now closed for external applications for the role of Police Constable.

For more detailed information on the recruitment process and timelines, please refer to the  Police Officer Recruitment Brochure (100kb PDF) >

24 October 2014 - The College of Policing has publicised that Dorset Police will be participating in the Fast Track Programme College of Policing - Fast Track Programme, it is with regret that this is in fact incorrect. Should you be interested in this opportunity please refer to the College of Policing website to determine which Forces may be taking part.

Regrettably during this recruitment campaign we are unable to take telephone calls, therefore all enquiries should be by email to the email address below. We aim to respond to all emails within 48 hours during normal office hours, Monday to Thursday 0900 – 1700 hours and Friday 0900 – 1600 hours.

Contact Email address : PoliceOfficerRecruitment@dorset.pnn.police.uk


Do I have to be a British Citizen?

You must be a British citizen, an EC/EEA national, a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national with no restrictions on your stay in the United Kingdom. You will be required to provide proof at any Assessment Centre that you have no restrictions on your stay in the UK and when assessing an applicant’s eligibility under the nationality rules, the force will carry out a check either against a full passport or national identity card or, where this is not available, a Home Office document confirming the individual has the required nationality and immigration status for the post.

Irrespective of nationality, applicants must have been a resident in the UK for three years prior to submitting the application form and the calculation of the three year period of time refers to the period immediately before an application is made, and not any other 3 year period, or any other accumulation of time spent in the UK

Foreign nationality is not an automatic bar to recruitment or to granting security vetting clearance (which is a necessary part of the recruitment process).  However, if individuals cannot be vetted in line with the requirements of the National Vetting Policy, they cannot be granted vetting clearance, as the risk cannot be adequately assessed.

Essentially we will need to be able to carry out equitable security checks on you and your family members but in some cases due to disproportionate costs or difficulties in obtaining the necessary information from various countries of your origin or residency we may not be able to satisfactorily carry out these checks.  In such cases the recruitment process cannot continue and it will be necessary for the force to reject your application.  

Thank you for interest in joining Dorset Police.


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