Recruitment Stats

Campaigns which have progressed to PSNI Managed Stages 

COVID-19 Recruitment Update 

By way of update with respect to COVID-19, PSNI is now progressing with our recovery planning. Part of this planning process will involve recommencing the managed stages of our police officer recruitment process, including Physical Competence Assessments, Physical Competence Assessment Re-Tests, Medical Assessments and Substance Misuse Tests.  We are currently issuing invites to affected candidates previously due to have completed these stages. Please be assured that we will continue to reflect government guidelines regarding social distancing and additional protective measures will be in place for candidates attending these assessments. 

Student Officer training continues to be delivered and we are now also in a position to proceed with offers to commence training, with a number of courses planned from July 2020 onwards.

We appreciate the commitment that you have shown to date and look forward to your continued progress within the recruitment process.

Contact Tracing – Police Recruitment

What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19 after attending a Police Service of Northern Ireland managed recruitment event?

The Police service of Northern Ireland is working in partnership with the Public Health Authority (PHA) to facilitate successful contact tracing, whilst also protecting the identity and ensuring the security of external candidates and internal Police Service of Northern Ireland members.

We encourage you to participate in the voluntary PHA Contact Tracing Programme if you are notified that you have tested positive for COVID-19 having attended a Police Service of Northern Ireland managed recruitment event.  However, while engaging with the PHA programme, you should only provide details of close contact you have had with individuals who are not associated with the Police Service of Northern Ireland recruitment process, including family members, friends and associates.  

In order to protect your personal security, it is important that you do not identify yourself as a Police Service of Northern Ireland applicant or disclose that you have attended a Police Service of Northern Ireland recruitment event. It is also important that you do not provide any details of other candidates, or Police Service of Northern Ireland members, to the PHA.  

Instead, we request that you immediately inform Police Recruitment that you have tested positive for COVID-19 by emailing PoliceRecruitment@psni.police.uk.  Your details will then be passed to the internal Police Service of Northern Ireland Contact Tracing Team, who will trace any individuals you may have had close contact with during the recruitment event.

While this is an entirely voluntary process, successful contact tracing relies on candidate participation, and we strongly encourage you to engage with us if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result.


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Overview of Progress

Campaigns which have progressed to PSNI Managed Stages

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 see below for updates on the recent campaigns.

The Breakdown

Candidates who have been appointed or have accepted offers of appointment
Candidates who are currently progressing through the PSNI managed stages
Candidates who have withdrawn or have not successfully completed all PSNI managed stages
Remaining candidates

Updated: 31/08/2021