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Police Officer Opportunities

Police Officer appointments will now be via one of two routes:-

Police Officer Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)   if you don’t have a degree

  • Entry requirements. You will need to be 18 or older, and have achieved a Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) and Level 2 in English and Mathematics (or equivalent) prior to entry.  You will learn the role of a Police Officer and undertake a 3 year apprenticeship. At the end of this period you will be awarded a Professional Policing Practice Degree. Opportunities are available during our recruitment campaigns. For further information visit our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships Recruitment Page

Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) if you do have a degree

  • The Degree Holder Programme will be available to applicants that already hold a degree, to allow conversion of such, alongside of training to be a  police officer. You first two years will be spent as a probationer following a work-based training programme. This will be supported by off-the-job learning delivered by our in-house training team. 
  • From day one you will be a police officer and you will achieve a graduate diploma in Professional Policing Practice.
  • Further information regarding this entry level will be available in late autumn.