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Northumbria Police
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As a frontline police officer you will support local communities, build relationships and work to keep people safe and fight crime.

Change the story.
Be a part of the future of policing

Being a police officer with #teamnp is an unique career filled with reward and challenge. No two days on the front line are the same, and it will be your job to protect the vulnerable, support victims or crime and to build trust and forge valuable relationships with the diverse communities you serve.

We are looking to recruit individuals who live and work by our values , and those who will be committed to our purpose to “keep people safe and fight crime”. This is a career where you can truly make a difference and change people’s lives everyday.

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Change the story.
Be a part of the future of policing

Being a police officer with #teamnp is an unique career filled with reward and challenge. No two days on the front line are the same, and it will be your job to protect the vulnerable, support victims or crime and to build trust and forge valuable relationships with the diverse communities you serve.

We are looking to recruit individuals who live and work by our values , and those who will be committed to our purpose to “keep people safe and fight crime”. This is a career where you can truly make a difference and change people’s lives everyday.

Choose your entry route

Applications to become a detective through our Graduate Programme or a police officer through our degree holder programme, degree apprenticeship and police constable entry programme are now open.

Visit the pages for the different entry routes below to find out more about the application process and how to prepare for the role, entry requirements, and police officer pay & benefits.

Transferees & Rejoiners: Northumbria Police is currently accepting applications for the police officer transferees and Re-joiners recruitment programme from individuals with specific, specialised skill sets. Find out more.

Choose your entry route

Applications to become a detective through our Graduate Programme or a police officer through our degree holder programme, degree apprenticeship and police constable entry programme are now open.

Visit the pages for the different entry routes below to find out more about the application process and how to prepare for the role, entry requirements, and police officer pay & benefits.

Transferees & Rejoiners: Northumbria Police is currently accepting applications for the police officer transferees and Re-joiners recruitment programme from individuals with specific, specialised skill sets. Find out more.

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Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

✘ If you don’t have a degree
A 3-year programme where you’ll train to become a uniformed officer and gain a fully funded degree

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Police Constable Entry Programme (PCEP)

✘ If you don’t have a degree
A 2-year programme that doesn’t require you to study for a degree during your training

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Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)

✔ If you have a degree
A 2-year programme for degree holders allowing you to qualify as a uniformed officer

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Graduate Detective Programme (GDP)

✔ If you have a degree
A 2-year programme for degree holders where you’ll train to become a detective

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What you need to know before you apply

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“Being part of Northumbria Police will mean you’re part of a family that looks after and supports each other.

We are all about keeping people safe and fighting crime, and if that’s something you can be a part of we’d be delighted to receive your application.”

– Chief Superintendent, Steve Wykes

Ready to apply? Sign up to a “Discovery Event” today

Before you apply to become a detective through our graduate programme, or a police officer through our degree holder programme, degree apprenticeship or police constable entry programme you’ll need to join a mandatory virtual discovery event.

Here, you’ll gain insight into what working as a detective or uniformed police officer at Northumbria Police is really like, find out more about the application process and how to prepare for the roleeligibility requirements, police officer pay & benefits, and you’ll have the opportunity to speak to current officers about life at #teamnp.

Once you have signed up and registered your interest, we will be in touch with an email inviting you to book on to a discovery event of your preferred date and time.

Upcoming events: February 13th 6-8pm // February 28th 6-8pm // March 13th 6-8pm

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