Keeping People Safe

Applications for the 2018 constable recruitment process have now closed.

Please continue to check the ‘Recruitment News’ section of this website for updates regarding recruitment.

Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2018/19


Update 26th February 2019: Assessment Centre Stage

For candidates who have progressed to the Assessment Centre stage:

Assessment Centres will be ongoing across the next few weeks.

For those candidates who have already attended; thanks for having come along. We intend to be in touch by email with the outcome of your assessment by 10th May 2019. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience. Please check your email regularly for updates and please be sure to take action if we email you to follow-up on any matters, such as queries about your education qualifications.

For everyone yet to attend; we look forward to seeing you - please check your assessment date carefully. If you have any problems with your current date please email us via info@joinpsni.co.uk to discuss options, as there may be opportunities to reschedule. In preparation we would encourage you to read your invitation email carefully and follow all instructions. Please familiarise yourself with the Assessment Centre stage by reading the Candidate Briefing Document. Please come prepared to your Assessment Centre with your Education Eligibility Pre-Attendance Form completed in full. Make sure you bring with you original version and photocopies of evidence to prove your education eligibility. Also remember to bring valid photo ID. Furthermore, please leave plenty of time to travel to the Assessment Centre - traffic can be very heavy around Belfast and you need to be sure that you arrive in good time to the venue. 

In advance of your Assessment Centre, you should make sure now that you have your original education certificates or appropriate evidence to cover you. If not, you should make the necessary arrangements to obtain from your exam board the original certificates or a 'Final Certifying Statement of Results' for any qualification you currently do not have evidence for, as without these present you cannot progress past the Assessment Centre Stage. Please note that it can take several weeks to receive your certificates from your exam board.

Good luck to those currently completing Assessment Centre stage!


Applications for the recruitment of police constables are currently closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their application form in 2018!

Please check this website regularly for updates on future recruitment.

Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2017/18

Update (4th March 2019) - The latest information on the progress of the 2017 recruitment campaign can be found here