This route into policing is the most direct route and is known as the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP).

Officers start their role on a highly competitive salary of £24,780 per annum and can rise to £41,130. But that’s not all. This is a job like no other, where no two days are the same. You are pushed to become the best but rewarded with the satisfaction that you are helping people at their lowest point and seeking to get them justice.

You will develop skills that help you prevent crime and where it does happen, you will be responsible for catching criminals. Working as part of a wider team – known as the police family – you will receive some of the best police training in the world.

At the end of a successful two-year period – known as the probationary period - your appointment in the office of police constable will be confirmed.

Current vacancies

Our recruitment window for this route is currently closed.

You can find out further information, support or express an interest in police officer recruitment by emailing: [email protected]

Your details will be kept on file and you will be contacted when a vacancy opens.

Before filling out your application, make sure you look through our guidance document to assist you.