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Is policing for you?

Have you ever wondered if policing could be the career for you?

Our recruitment lines are open for police officers.

We know it’s a big decision to join the policing family so we’re hosting a recruitment webinar to help answer any questions you may have.

The online event will take place on Monday 22 August between 6pm and 7pm where our police officers will be on hand to answer your questions and talk about their careers.

You can register for the event here.

They’ll be able to offer an insight into life as a PC, the skills and knowledge required, the rewards and challenges and the many opportunities available.

The event will also cover the eligibility requirements, the entry routes available and what to expect from the current recruitment process, which has several stages.

Recruits joining Suffolk Police will be trained on a new programme introduced earlier this year.

In April Suffolk started delivering the Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF), signalling the biggest change in police training for a generation.

The new national framework for the professional training and qualification of police officers means recruits will need to either hold a degree already, or study to gain one on the job, through three new entry routes which are:  

  • The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)
  • The Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)
  • Professional Policing Degree (PPD).

As a police constable with a degree, you can earn a salary starting from £26,680 rising to £43,030 over seven-years.

The PCDA is primarily funded through the apprenticeship levy while the DHEP is fully funded by the police.