Recruitment Events

West Yorkshire Police is committed to recruiting from under-represented communities as we believe that a more diverse workforce will allow us to become more effective in preventing and reducing crime, keeping people safe and caring for victims.

We are currently under-represented by people from Ethnic Minority backgrounds and so are encouraging people from these groups to apply to become Police Officers or members of Police Staff.

If you are from one of these groups please see our list of events below which you can attend to find out more about the roles and for information on how to apply.

We have both online and in person events which give information and advice on applying for the different opportunities available. Please scroll down to see the full list of events and find out which one is right for you. 

If you are from one of our under-represented groups and would like to apply without attending an event please complete our expression of interest online form or email – [email protected] for more information.


In-person Events

We will be holding different face-to-face events to give people from our under-represented groups the opportunity to speak to our Positive Action Team in person about the different roles that we have available. These events can take different formats, some will be drop in sessions, and others you will be required to make an appointment.

March 2024

  • Reginald Centre Job Fair, Leeds
    Tuesday 19th March, 11am – 2pm
    Reginald Centre, 263 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 3EX
  • Crowther House Job Centre, Wakefield
    Wednesday 20th March, 9.45am – 12.15pm
    Crowther House, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1PL
  • Dewsbury Road Community Hub Job Fair, Leeds
    Thursday 21st March, 11am – 2pm
    Dewsbury Road Community Hub, 190 Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 6PF

April 2024

  • Cha Cha Plaza Pop-up Event, Bradford
    Wednesday 3rd April, 11am – 2pm
    Bradford City Stadium, Bradford, BD8 7DY
  • Merrion House Job Centre, Leeds
    Friday 26th April, 10am – 1pm
    Merrion House Job Centre, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8LX

June 2024

  • SEND Careers Event, Leeds
    Tuesday 25th June, 10am – 6pm
    First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds, LS2 8BY

August 2024

  • Bradford City Stadium Careers Fair
    Friday 2nd August, 10am – 1pm
    Bradford City Stadium, Bradford, BD8 7DY

Please email [email protected] for more details.


Police Staff Roles

These events will give information about the Police Staff role opportunities with West Yorkshire Police. 

Career Discovery Workshop (Police Staff) Registration  

We have a wide range of staff roles, which include Customer Contact Officers, Police Community Support Officers, Detention Officers and positions in departments such as HR, Finance and IT, to name just a few.

Check our vacancies page for a list of current jobs available.

Please note: If you are only interested in the Police Officer role, please attend one of the Police Officer events listed above.

If you are unable to attend the events, but would like to speak to our Positive Action Team about recruitment opportunities for people from Ethnic Minority backgrounds, please email – [email protected] 


West Yorkshire Police is committed to attracting diversity at all levels of the organisation. We believe that having a more diverse workforce with different experiences and perspectives, who come from a wide range of communities, will allow us to become more effective in preventing and reducing crime, keeping people safe and caring for victims, as well as continue to help develop a more inclusive culture as detailed within the Force Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy.

As part of our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategy, we use Positive Action as a tool to help address under representation within our workforce.

Read more about Positive Action and Equality in Employment on our Valuing Difference in Employment page.

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Page last reviewed March 2024