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Fast Track (Police Constable to Inspector)

West Yorkshire Police are committed to providing a world-class policing service to our communities to make them safe and feel safer. Talented individuals with the vision and drive to deliver this commitment, through our purpose and values, have the opportunity to shape West Yorkshire Police via Fast Track (Constable to Inspector) Programmes.

These new programmes are designed to attract a wider pool of talent to enter the police service, as well as rapidly promoting the very best talent from within the service. They will attract individuals with new perspectives and diverse backgrounds to support the continuous development of policing.

Being a police officer isn’t for everyone, and joining under either of these schemes will bring further demands, but if you are looking for a rewarding career and you believe that you have the leadership qualities, ambition, emotional intelligence, the ability for broader thinking and implementing change then West Yorkshire Police want to hear from you.

Eligibility criteria for both these schemes are available on the College of Policing website (see below link).

The Fast Track (police constable to inspector) is an accelerated three-year promotion and development programme which equips the most talented graduates with the skills, knowledge and experience to advance to the rank of inspector within 3 years.

Although exciting, intense and varied, being a police officer is not a 9 to 5 job. It involves unpredictable hours, potentially long shifts and working in situations with high risk - you will be expected to tackle danger head on while other members of the public turn away. You will have to justify and account for your actions to make sure you are working ethically, proportionally and to the standards the public expect. 

The 3-year programme will be a blend of classroom elements, delivered at regional training centres, and operational training and development in your local forces. Candidates will be supported to learn what it takes to become a police officer and to quickly put that into practice.

Applicants will be required to fulfil the roles of constable, sergeant and inspector during the 3-year programme.

The College of Policing’s website provides further detailed information and you should visit the site to complete the interactive self-selection questionnaire to assess your suitability for the role: The site can be accessed through this link:




If, after considering the information on the College’s website, you think you have what it takes to make a difference, and wish to apply for a position you can apply through this link:



Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 19 December 2014




Special Constables - Recruiting Now - find out more here.


Police Officer Recruitment Update – November 2014

Funding has been agreed to enable a limited amount of police officer recruitment during 2014/15.

These roles have now been filled from West Yorkshire Police Special Constables and other Police Staff.
If you are interested in joining in the future, you can register an interest which will also give you an opportunity to view an exclusive "members' area" page which will be updated with  news and other information.  To view this page, you will need to create an account on our log-in page and you can also subscribe to receive other useful updates, such as local police news and appeals.

When available, the latest police staff vacancies will be posted in a panel on the right hand side of this page, or check the Police Staff page . You can also subscribe to receive the latest staff vacancies via email when you register to receive updates from the site. Registration is quick and simple and you can also choose to receive news and updates from the Force and your local Neighbourhood Policing Team. Click here to register

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NOTE: If you are wanting information regarding Police Training courses, please click here to visit our Training & Development Section.