Keeping People Safe

Applications will open in: 12 days

Recruitment Campaign for 2018/19

Applications for the recruitment of police constables will be opening on 1st October 2018 and we welcome all applicants interested in a career in policing.

For information on whether you meet the eligibility criteria and on how to join, please read the 'Can I Join?' and 'How do I Join' sections of this website.

We would draw particular attention to the education criteria, as all applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at A*–C grade, including Maths & English Language.

If at this time you do not possess the required GCSEs (or equivalent), we would encourage you to investigate options now that may allow you to meet the education criteria in time for the Assessment Centre stage of this recruitment process. For example, this Autumn, some local Further Education Colleges are offering fast-track Level 2 courses (such as Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy and Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy) which are the equivalent to GCSEs and which could allow you to meet the eligibility criteria. If you successfully complete a Level 2 course in time for the Assessment Centre stage, qualifications obtained will be considered. Please get in touch with your local College for details.

We look forward to hearing from you when applications open.


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.

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Recruitment Campaign for 2017/18

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