Career opportunities in policing

Find out about policing vacancies in the UK

 The College of Policing works with police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners to provide details of policing vacancies across all roles, ranks and grades, and for police transferees.

  • For vacancies at the College of Policing, see our College vacancies pages.

  • If you are a currently serving Police Officer or Police Staff looking for opportunities across the country please visit the current policing vacancies page. This page also provides information on secondments to national and international police organisations.

  • If you are a senior manager, a graduate, a serving constable, a Special Constable or a member of police staff who is interested in joining the police, see our Fast Track and Direct Entry pages.

For information about any of the opportunities listed below, please follow the relevant link. The page is updated as vacancies become available, so please check regularly.


​Rank or role of vacancy​​Trainee Police Enquiry Centre Operators
​Force and location​Thames Valley Police, Kidlington
​Description​​Our Control Room & Enquiry Centre is open 24/7, with Police Enquiry Centre Officers ready to deal with calls as soon as they come in.
​Contact email
​Further information​Thames Valley Police website
​Closing date​Not specified


​Rank or role of vacancy​Special Constables
​Force and location​Leicestershire Police
​Description​​Leicestershire Police is actively looking to recruit special constables to work alongside regular police officers, and is holding a number of recruitment seminars.
​Contact email
​Further information​Leicestershire Police website
​Closing date​Not specified


Force Recruitment Webpages


Avon & Somerset Constabulary
Bedfordshire Police
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Cheshire Constabulary
City of London Police
Cleveland Police
Cumbria Constabulary
Derbyshire Constabulary
Devon & Cornwall Police
Dorset Police
Durham Constabulary
Essex Police
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Greater Manchester Police
Hampshire Constabulary
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Humberside Police
Kent Police
Lancashire Constabulary
Leicestershire Police
Lincolnshire Police
Merseyside Police
Metropolitan Police Service
Norfolk Constabulary
North Yorkshire Police
Northamptonshire Police
Northumbria Police
Nottinghamshire Police
South Yorkshire Police
Staffordshire Police
Suffolk Constabulary
Surrey Police
Sussex Police
Thames Valley Police
Warwickshire Police
West Mercia Police
West Midlands Police
West Yorkshire Police
Wiltshire Police


Dyfed-Powys Police
Gwent Police
North Wales Police
South Wales Police


Police Scotland

Northern Ireland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Non-Home Office Forces

British Transport Police
Civil Nuclear Constabulary
Ministry of Defence Police
Port of Dover Police
National Crime Agency