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Dorset Police are pleased to announce the launch of our external 2016 application process for the role of Police Constable.

A huge variety of roles are carried out by Police Constables and it is an incredibly challenging and rewarding job. We are seeking dedicated, positive and empathetic people to fill vacancies throughout Dorset. As a Police Constable you would work closely with the community and undertake activities to tackle crime and disorder at a local level.

Before applying please read the Police Officer Recruitment Brochure carefully and make sure you meet all the essential criteria set out. If you do not meet the criteria then regrettably you will not be considered for the role of Constable on this occasion.

The recruitment brochure is available here (294kb PDF) >

Police Officer Recruitment is now open and will close on Friday 12 February 2016 at 11.59pm.


Dorset Police is committed to fairness towards all members of the community. We need people with a range of skills and experiences from a mixture of backgrounds to help us deliver excellence in local policing across Dorset. We welcome and encourage applications from all of the diverse groups from within our communities.


De-selection may be used as part of this recruitment process due to high volumes of applications.  The Force will review any de-selection process to ensure that no disproportionality exists. This will be carried out by Organisational Development in liaison with the Force lead for equality to ensure fairness has been applied through any de-selection process. Dorset Police will monitor and review the process at every stage in order to be confident that a fair process is being applied.

Regrettably at this time we are unable to take calls, therefore all enquiries should be by e-mail to the email address below. We aim to respond to all emails within 48 hours during normal office hours, Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 4pm.


Thank you for your interest in joining Dorset Police.

For further information regarding the eligibility criteria for this role please visit The College of Policing website page here >

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