7.41 AM Friday 09 October 2015

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 applicants who have completed the online pre-assessment tool a further communication will be sent to you by email on Friday 9 January 2015 at 0930 hours.

For more detailed information on the recruitment process and timelines, please refer to the Police Officer Recruitment Brochure 2015/16

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

Thank you for your interest in joining Dorset Police.



Stages Opening Date and Time Closing Date and Time

Registration, realistic job preview, eligibility assessment

Monday 5 January 2015 at 09:30 hours Wednesday 7 January 2015 at 23:59 hours

Behaviour styles questionnaire

Friday 9 January 2015 at 09:30 hours Sunday 11 January 2015 at 23:59 hours

Situational judgement test

Tuesday 13 January 2015 at 09:30 hours Thursday 15 January 2015 at 12:00 hours

De-selection (is applicable)

Friday 16 January 2014 Sunday 18 January 2015

Application form sent to successful applicants by email

Monday 19 January 2015 at 09:30 hours Wednesday 11 February 2015 at 12:00 hours

Application support workshop

20, 21, 22 January 2015  

Assessment centre (maximum 48 candidates)

18 - 19  April 2015
12 -13 September 2015

Force interview

W/c 18 May 2015  

Commence open learning

August 2015 onwards

1st Intake 2015/16 Monday 21 March 2016  



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. 

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.


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