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Eligibility criteria to become a Police Constable

There is a specific eligibility criteria that you must comply with to become a Police Constable. Therefore you must complete the questions below in order to be emailed an application pack. If you do not comply with this criteria or answer the questions truthfully your application will not be progressed.

If you are a Special Constable, please note you must have completed the full initial training and be signed off for independent patrol. If you are a PCSO, you must have completed your probation period and be confirmed in post.
For example: 1. CCJ – has this been cleared and a certificate of satisfaction provided 2. IVA – Total amount of debt, monthly repayment, date IVA started, length of IVA 3. Bankruptcy – Date entered into bankruptcy (if not yet issued certificate of discharge) or date of discharge.
You may only attend an assessment centre with one force. If you are booked onto an assessment centre with another force, you should not attempt to rebook as duplicates will be cancelled by the College of Policing.
If yes, please note you will not be eligible to apply.
If yes, please note you will be required to send photos of these tattoos with your application form for assessment. Any tattoos seen to be discriminatory, rude, lewd, crude, sexist, sectarian, homophobic, violent or intimidating will result in your application being withdrawn.
If you only hold a provisional licence you will not be eligible to apply.
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If you are eligible, your application pack will be emailed to you manually. We aim to do this within 24 hours during normal office hours. If you have not receive a response within this time and believe you are eligible, please email [email protected] and we will investigate this for you. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MULTIPLE FORMS – You may contact us on the above email address, or alternatively call us on 01953 425699 Ext 2334 to discuss your eligibility. Responses to emails and phone calls will only be answered during office hours so please expect delays during weekends and public holidays.
If you are eligible, your application pack will be emailed to you manually. We aim to do this within 24 hours during normal office hours. If you have not receive a response within this time and believe you are eligible, please email [email protected] and we will investigate this for you. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MULTIPLE FORMS – You may contact us on the above email address, or alternatively call us on 01953 425699 Ext 2334 to discuss your eligibility. Responses to emails and phone calls will only be answered during office hours so please expect delays during weekends and public holidays.