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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 Campaign for 2018/19

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

The next step on your journey to become a police constable is to sit the Online IST test. A link to this will be sent to your given email address by the 1st November 2018.  For more information on how to prepare and what to expect from your IST please see here.

In preparation for your Assessment Centre, you should make sure now that you have your original education certificates. If not, you should make the necessary arrangements to obtain 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 up to six weeks to receive your certificates from your exam board!

Application Acknowledgements: please note that we have confirmed receipt of applications by email to all applicants who completed an application fully before applications closed at noon on Friday 19th. Please check your inbox and junk mail folders for your application acknowledgement. 

Applicants requiring any reasonable adjustments must send their support requests and evidence (i.e. full Diagnostic Report) to info@joinpsni.co.uk before 11am on 22nd October 2018.


The Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Policing Board are seeking your views to help shape the future of local policing across Northern Ireland.

Your views matter - think you can do better? #BeTheBoss - Use the Simulator and decide where you could allocate policing resource: https://psni.prioritysimulator.com/


Recruitment Campaign for 2017/18

Information regarding the 2017 recruitment campaign can be found on our 2017 news page.