Application Process

Check below to see current status of application process.

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

Recruitment News

  • Future Recruitment
  • 2021
  • 2020

Updated: 05/06/2024

Police Officer Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2020


Recruitment Update - 11/04/2024

We are pleased to advise that the Department of Justice has now granted approval to implement the 2023/24 pay award for Police Officers. As a result, all Student Officers appointed after 1st September 2023 will enter at point 1 of the salary scale (£28,551). Following successful completion of their training, officers will remain on point 1 for the first year as a Probationary Constable. All Probationary Constables will move to pay point 2 (£29,751) after completing 12 months of the 2 year probationary period. The Northern Ireland Transitional Allowance is also payable at the increased rate of £3,924. Please use the following link to access further information on the updated salary scale; Your Pay Scale.

Recruitment Update - 01/02/2024

We are pleased to advise that it is our intention to resume offers of appointment to appointable candidates on our 2020 and 2021 Student Officer merit lists for a small number of courses commencing from April 2024. We will be in touch with relevant candidates at the earliest opportunity. As only a small number of candidates remain on the 2020 Student Officer merit list, we anticipate preparing to close this campaign in the near future. 

Recruitment Update - 10/08/2023

Many of you will be aware of the recent data protection breach with respect to police officer and police staff data. Please be assured that this breach does not include any data pertaining to applicants to our recruitment campaigns and appropriate mechanisms are in place to protect your information. If you have any individual concerns, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the recruitment team. 


Please check here for the latest information on the progress of the 2020 campaign.

Updated: 05/06/2024

Police Officer Recruitment News - Recruitment Campaign for 2021


Recruitment Update - 11/04/2024

We are pleased to advise that the Department of Justice has now granted approval to implement the 2023/24 pay award for Police Officers. As a result, all Student Officers appointed after 1st September 2023 will enter at point 1 of the salary scale (£28,551). Following successful completion of their training, officers will remain on point 1 for the first year as a Probationary Constable. All Probationary Constables will move to pay point 2 (£29,751) after completing 12 months of the 2 year probationary period. The Northern Ireland Transitional Allowance is also payable at the increased rate of £3,924. Please use the following link to access further information on the updated salary scale; Your Pay Scale.

Recruitment Update - 01/02/2024

We are pleased to advise that it is our intention to resume offers of appointment to appointable candidates on our 2020 and 2021 Student Officer merit lists for a small number of courses commencing from April 2024. We will be in touch with relevant candidates at the earliest opportunity. We also intend to progress further candidates from our 2021 Student Officer merit list through the remaining stages. We continue to await confirmation of our full financial settlement for 2024/2025 which will determine the budget for subsequent appointments throughout the remainder of the financial year.

Recruitment Update - 10/08/2023

Many of you will be aware of the recent data protection breach with respect to police officer and police staff data. Please be assured that this breach does not include any data pertaining to applicants to our recruitment campaigns and appropriate mechanisms are in place to protect your information. If you have any individual concerns, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the recruitment team.


Please check here for the latest information on the progress of the 2021 Campaign.

Police Officer Recruitment News - Future Recruitment


Thank you for visiting our recruitment website.  We appreciate your interest in a role within the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

We are not recruiting for Police Officers at this time, however, we would encourage you to check back here regularly for news on future recruitment.  If you would like to be included on our mailing list*, please email info@joinpsni.co.uk from your preferred email address, and highlight that you wish to be included on the ‘future recruitment mailing list’.  In the interim, please check the various other sections of the Police Officer recruitment website where you will find further information on our recruitment process.  You can also check our Police Staff recruitment website where we regularly advertise Police Staff roles that may be of interest to you.

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