Be The Future

Date published: 19 October 2021 08:11

Be the future of South Yorkshire Police

Join us and make a difference to your community.

A career with South Yorkshire Police is the chance for you to take on a challenge that will change lives. Whether you’re a school-leaver, a graduate or searching for new opportunities, we welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. There are three different entry routes as part of our Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF), which you can take to join the police.

If you don’t have a degree:

You can earn as you learn, and complete the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). Over three years you’ll combine on-the-job learning and academic theory to become to a police constable with a degree in Professional Policing Practice.

If you already have a degree:

The Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) combines a work-based programmed and off-the-job learning as you spend two years being a police officer and probationer. After completion, you’ll achieve a graduate diploma in Professional Policing Practice.

If you want to study first:

You can undertake a three-year degree in Professional Policing at your own expense and then apply to become a police officer. During your course, there may be an option for you to join as a special constable.

Be the future of going for it

Whether you’re a young school-leaver, a retailer or ex-military, we know that you will have plenty of transferable skills which you can bring to a career with the police. Things like following process, social and emotional intelligence, conversation skills and the ability to diffuse a situation are all skills we search for in our candidates. If you have the relevant experience and strengths, all you have to do is apply.

We are an organisation that welcome, support and value those from underrepresented communities. From difference comes invaluable life experiences, ideas and ways of thinking – and by encouraging individuality we are working towards serving our communities and understanding our public better.

Become a police officer.

Transfer SEARCH / Online Assessment Centre Pass Marks

South Yorkshire Police is accepting the transfer of Police SEARCH Assessment Centre or the Online Assessment Centre results. This will be to join us via the new entry routes, which are the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)

If you have attended the SEARCH Assessment Centre in the past two years and achieved a pass mark of more than 50 per cent, or if you have passed the new Online Assessment Centre, we want to hear from you.

Please get in touch to find out our full eligibility criteria and the next stages.

Email us at to find out more.