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 of 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.

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 of 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.

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

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

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

Graduate Detective Programme (GDP)

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

What you need to know before you apply

“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

Are you ready to unleash your potential?
Register your interest today

We are currently closed for applications, but you can still register to express your interest in joining TeamNP. That way, you’ll be the first to know when our applications re-open and you’ll be invited to a mandatory online information event.

In the meantime, you can find out more about the application process and how to prepare for the role, eligibility requirements, police officer pay & benefits, learning more about life as an officer at TeamNP.

If you have any questions about becoming a uniformed police officer, or a detective, you can contact our Talent Acquisition team.