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Eligibility criteria

We welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds, cultures, religions, ages, gender and sexual orientation. However, there are some eligibility conditions that all applicants will need to meet, so you need to check that you meet our requirements before submitting an application.

Applicants should be British citizens, or passport holders from a full EU member state. You can also apply if you’re a commonwealth citizen or foreign national who is resident in the UK with indefinite leave to remain. All applicants must have been a resident in the UK for the three years immediately preceding application.

If you have a criminal record, this doesn’t mean you’re automatically ineligible; it depends on the nature of your conviction. Please declare any caution or conviction on your application form. If you have any questions on this, you can contact for advice.

Minimum entry requirements

Each police staff role has its own minimum entry criteria, as shown on the role profile for each specific vacancy advertised. You will be asked to complete your application against the minimum entry requirements and personal qualities for the role. So, please ensure that you read the role profile and check you meet these requirements, before making your application.

Pre-employment checks

If you’re successful in the selection process, you’ll receive a conditional offer.

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