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Update 30/1/18 - In order to expedite the PSNI managed stages of the recruitment process, candidates who have been invited to Assessment Centre have now been sent correspondence directly from the PSNI (via post) in regard to the completion of a Vetting Form. Please follow all instructions provided with the Vetting documentation. Completion of the Vetting Form is a mandatory part of the recruitment process, and failure to return fully completed forms to the PSNI within the timescales requested may result in your application being rejected.

Assessment Centre Phase:

Results from the IST phase have now been issued to all candidates who fully completed the test. The Assessment Centre phase started on 24th January, and those candidates who are progressing to this stage in the recruitment process will have received their invite details. We would ask that you read all of the information within your email, and should you have any queries, to contact the Recruitment Team at at your earliest convenience. Pay special attention to the ‘Education Pro Forma’ attachment which you will have received, which you will need to print and complete before attending your Assessment Centre. You will be required to bring the original and a photocopy of the following certificates to Assessment Centre to enable us to verify your educational qualifications:

  • GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at A*-C;
  • GCSE English Language (or equivalent) at A*-C; and
  • 3 other GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*-C.

Please note, provided you meet the eligibility criteria (i.e. have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at A*-C grade (or equivalent), including Mathematics and English Language), you will be able to sit the Assessment Centre on presentation of your provisional statement of results. However, we will require you to provide us with your original certificates or a final certifying statement of results, for all qualifications that you are presenting, within a maximum of three weeks from your assessment centre date. Unfortunately no extensions to this deadline can be given under any circumstances.

If you do not have original versions of your education certificates you should make arrangements now to acquire copy certificates or a certifying statement of final results from the relevant Examination Board. If you do not think these certified copies will reach you in time for your assessment centre date, please contact us now at to request a later assessment centre date. Where we have slots available, we will schedule you into any vacancies that may arise. However, we cannot guarantee that an alternative appointment can be provided.

Outcome of Online IST: Please note that requests for ISTs to be remarked cannot be considered.

We would like to remind everyone that applications for 2017 Constable Recruitment are now closed.
  • Already applied? We would encourage you to read the Guidance for Applicants document.
  • If you need to make any changes to your application form, email
  • When emailing the Recruitment Team, please provide your UID, full name and DOB so that we can check our records for your application.

Applications for the 2017 constable recruitment process have now closed.

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