Full Time

Join the police and change more than your career path.

This could be your opportunity to have a positive impact on policing, the local community and wider society in a way you never thought possible.

Policing is constantly adapting to changing needs, so we’re always looking for fresh, innovative, future-focused individuals. It’s likely that you’ll join us from a completely different background to policing, so your perspectives will be invaluable. A forward-thinking, creative leader, ready to put bold solutions in place, you’ll use your strategic experience to work positively with the community, partners and policing teams.

About you

Being a police officer is not a nine-to-five job. You will be expected to provide leadership in challenging and difficult situations, the hours can be unpredictable and the shifts can sometimes be long. You will have to justify and hold accountability for your actions to ensure that you are working ethically and to the high standards that the public expect.

The difference with this career is that you will not just be improving your own prospects, but making a significant difference to the lives of people in your community.

Do you have a proven track record of delivering success as a manager?

■ Do you have the ability and experience to lead large departments?

■ Are you able to take learning from other organisations and apply it to policing?

■ Are you prepared to think independently and ask why things are ‘done this way’?

■ Are you confident in your business and financial skills and able to apply these in managerial decisions?

■ Can you help deliver significant organisational change initiatives?

■ Do you have the self-confidence and resilience to overcome any cultural resistance to change?

■ Are you able and willing to work flexibly, to commit to working shifts, working evenings/nights and weekends as part of a regular pattern?

■ Can you inspire your team?

■ Can you set strategy?

■ Can you make effective quick-time decisions, despite intense pressure?

■ Do you have a real belief in public service?

■ Can you set high standards of behaviour and manage performance?

■ Can you build partnerships and relationships?

■ Do you have the emotional resilience to deal with distressing situations with compassion and a level head?

■ Are you motivated to make a difference in your community?

■ Are you motivated by a £49k starting salary?

 If you think you have what it takes, then apply for Direct Entry Inspector. Visit

About the application process  

The application window for Direct Entry Inspector will run from 7 January until 18 February 2019.

If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend a force interview prior to being/not being recommended for the national assessment centre.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.