In conjunction with our stakeholders we develop the national recruitment standards for police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs).
These standards are reviewed by the Police Advisory Board Sub-Committee and include:
Relevant guidance circulars can be found in the useful Web Links box on the right.
If you would like more information on the policies behind the processes involved in recruitment, assessment and selection in the police service, please contact
Matt Johnston at the College of Policing.
If you are considering applying to become a police officer, please visit the dedicated
police recruitment website or contact your local police force. You can also check your eligibility and suitability for the role of a police constable by completing our pre-application questionnaire