West Yorkshire Police

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Police Officer

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Police Constable Recruitment
Starting salary £22,896

Are you looking for an exciting and varied career? Do you have a strong commitment to West Yorkshire Police, our values, aims and the wider community? If you feel you possess the qualities required to fulfil this vocation, we are looking for people like you to join us as a Police Constable.

There is no doubt that policing is an unpredictable and challenging career, but few jobs can be more rewarding than that of a Police Officer. It can be a complex mix of excitement, danger, compassion, and paperwork, very few jobs offer such an extreme mixture of ordinary activities and extraordinary situations.

We are now looking for exceptional men and women who are hardworking, enthusiastic and keen to learn the skills necessary for this difficult but critical role.

We need you to be 18 years old and, possess a level 3 qualification within the meaning of Section 3 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 or equivalent.

You will receive first class training, excellent salary and pension benefits, and an extraordinary job that is like no other.

Being part of such a large force brings fantastic opportunities in terms of career development and promotion, meaning that once you have finished your two-year probationary period, you have the opportunity to take your career in any direction you choose.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the diverse communities we serve.  We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

The application form can be accessed here.

Completed application forms must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 22nd January 2017.


New view PC Amjad Ditta at our Occupational Health Unit demonstrating what's involved in the Police Officer Medical. (Facebook Live video)



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Positive Action Recruitment

Read all about our Positive Action Co-ordinator - PC Amjad Ditta Positive Action Co-ordinator Amjad Ditta

Are you from a minority group or community and interested in joining West Yorkshire Police as a Police Officer? Find out more about the role by emailing our new Positive Action Co-ordinator PC Amjad Ditta via [email protected]

Click here to read more information about PC Amjad Ditta and his role within West Yorkshire Police.

West Yorkshire Police encourages applications to be representative of the communities it serves. Read our Equality in Employment page.


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For non-emergencies dial 101
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