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Police Success – How to Become a UK Police Officer!

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Have you always dreamed of becoming a police officer and wondered how to achieve success with the process of applying?

It seems thousands of people are applying for policing but only 1 in 10 applicants will succeed and become successful and go on to become police officers.

Once the application stage is completed 3 of 4 candidates will be lost at this stage, because all police forces across the UK demand only the best candidates to protect and serve the public.

At the moment within the England & Wales UK there are currently 20,000 new officers required in what is being called an operation uplift, there is also recruitment happening within Police Service of Northern Ireland and Police Scotland who have regularly operated police recruitment.

The core purpose of the UK police service is to prevent crime and disorder through a model
of ‘policing by consent’. The Peelian Principles which underpin UK policing have stood the
test for nigh on 200 years. Over my policing career, I saw that whilst policing priorities may
change, there is rarely a shortage of applicants.

Applying to join this rewarding career is a challenging, arduous process. Police forces
demand only the best candidates to protect the public. Only 1 in 10 applicants succeed in
becoming fully-fledged police officers. The assessment stages alone remove three quarters
of candidates. This guide aims to help you demystify the whole, rigorous recruitment process.

After a decade of cuts which saw a reduction of 21,000 UK police officers, tens of thousands  more are now to be recruited. Being aware of the challenging and often misunderstood police application process, the idea for this digital guide was born to help individuals from all walks of life to successfully navigate the key steps to joining.

You could quite easily spend a small fortune or a lifetime browsing complex websites and a
myriad of encyclopaedias offered elsewhere on ‘joining the police’. This digital guide aims to
detail the process in one, simple and affordable resource for those aspiring to join the police service.

Mindful of the commonalities across all UK forces, it will aid you as follows:

• Support you in making an informed decision on whether policing is right for you.
• Guide you through the various stages of the application process.
• Help transform your life/work experience into evidence aligned to competencies.
• Provide tangible examples of application and interview questions and answers.
• Signpost you to wider bespoke resources to turbocharge your preparation.
• Give you coaching guidance and other tips to help your approach to preparation
and boost your confidence to succeed.

Together Rank Success and Police Hour have teamed up because of our shared values of supporting the ‘thin blue line’.

Together We recognised that a new generation of joiners will be looking for support therefore we have created a digital guide brings together shared experience to help anyone begin a career in the Office of Constable.

Therefore we have released Police Success to help you achieve the reality of your dream of becoming a police officer.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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