Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme

Dorset Police Officers

Will you take the first step?

We are currently open for expressions of interest ahead of our next campaign. To register your details please email

We are offering an exciting opportunity to enter a fast track programme to become a Detective with Dorset Police. This is a two year development programme with an expectation that full detective accreditation will be achieved following a work based assessment in your third year.

To succeed as a detective you need to be inquisitive, determined, committed and tenacious. Detectives tackle the most serious levels of offending which demands the highest level of integrity and personal responsibility to be effective. Detective departments are enriched by officers from a range of different backgrounds to form a team.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and aim to build our workforce to reflect the diversity and complexity of the communities we serve.We particularly encourage applications form the following identified under-represented groups and communities to join our family:

Young People, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, People with Disabilities, Women and LGBTQ+ communities.

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