Keeping People Safe

First Three Years

On successful completion of the 23 week Student Officer Training Programme you will commence your first three years as a constable in the PSNI, which will be spent in Local Policing teams. Your first two years will be spent as a probationary constable, with one further ‘commitment year’ to be completed in your district after probation. You will have lots of questions about what is expected of you during this time, so read through each of the sections below for more information. Take a look at the Training at the Police College section to get a flavour of life as student officer at the Training College.