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Career pathways

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

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.

Operational support

Sergeant Faith Morgan worked as a lifeguard, an abseiling instructor and at a circus before applying to become a police officer.


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

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