Application Process

Check below to see current status of application process.

  • 2021
Online Application Stage
Apply 2-19 November 2021
Online IST / Evidence Uploader
Evidence Uploader open 4 - 13 Jan. Follow-up now ongoing where applicable.
current stage
Assessment Centre
Assessment Centre phase concluding. Merit List due with PSNI by close 18th May. Check your email for updates.
Merit List Passed to PSNI
Assessment Centre phase now concluded. Merit List transferred to PSNI.
Physical Competence Assessment
Health Assessment
Substance Misuse Test
Online Learning
Appointable Candidates Invited to Training in Merit Order

Recruitment News

  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2018

Updated: 11/01/2022

Police Officer Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2018

COVID-19 Recruitment Update

Please check here for an important update regarding the progress of the 2018 recruitment campaign in light of COVID-19.

PSNI are continuing to progress candidates through the PSNI managed stages to meet operational demand for police officers and whilst campaigns remain active, anticipate contacting further candidates in the upcoming months. Please check here for the latest information on the progress of the 2018 campaign. 

Updated: 11/01/2022

Police Officer Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2020

Update 18th May 2021 - Assessment Centre phase now complete. Merit List transferred to PSNI. 

The assessment centre phase of the 2020 recruitment process has now been completed. Deloitte has transferred the final merit list to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. 

In due course successful candidates will be advised of their merit position by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.  

All active candidates who participated in an assessment centre have been issued with a detailed breakdown of their performance. Please check your email inbox and junk folder for your feedback report. 

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has commenced offers to high performing candidates who have completed all stages of the 2020 Recruitment Process and reached the appointable pool. Appointments will be offered throughout Summer 2021 and it is anticipated that courses will continue to run recurrently throughout the 2021/2022 financial year. Please check here for the latest information on the progress of the 2020 campaign. 

We would once again like to thank you for your ongoing dedication to the recruitment process, and hope this update provides reassurance that we are moving forward with increased momentum to meet our revised recruitment forecast.

We would encourage all candidates to continue to check here on Recruitment News regularly for updates. 

Thank you! 

Police Officer Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2021

Education Criteria - Evidence Uploader Now Closed

The Evidence Uploader closed at 12 noon on 13th January 2022.

If we contact you to follow-up on this, please follow our instructions. As such, check your email (including junk mail folder) regularly in case we contact you.

We will email all active candidates by end-of-day 21st January 2022.   

Instructions and guidance on this process can be found below:

Future Recruitment

Applications are now closed. We are sorry if you missed the recent deadline to apply.  At this time, we have no information as to when exactly future recruitment will happen, but we would encourage you to check this website regularly for updates.