Career pathways

The different routes through policing, whether you’re an officer, support staff or a volunteer.

Using your skills to achieve your potential

There are many different ways you can progress your policing career as you gain skills and experience. You can develop in your role, manage teams or become more specialised. And it’s not just about your workplace skills. Your aspirations and what you do outside of work can also play an important role.

My pathway through policing

Our latest short film on the career routes different people have taken to get to where they are today.

Working in intelligence

Career pathways and professional development

You can find out more on our professional development site. And use our career pathways tool to help search for your next role. 

Join the police today

Joining the police is life-changing. It's a challenging, varied and intensely rewarding career, working together to reduce crime and keep people safe. Find out about the different ways you could work for the police and be a force for good in your community, a force for all.

Go to the national police recruitment site