Be the future of resilience
Joining the police force is a life choice. There will be a lot expected of you, especially when it comes to working nights and unsociable hours, but no day is the same. This is a career that will keep you on your toes; it’s a challenge, but the reward is immense.
- On appointment to PCDA, your starting salary will be £18,912, which increases each year of your apprenticeship, reaching £25,902 in your final year, while earning a degree, which is funded by the force so there are no fees to pay.
- On appointment to DHEP, your starting salary will be £21,402, rising to £24,780 in year two.
- An opportunity to further enhance your starting salary is available, dependant on previous experience or existing qualifications. For more information on this please read our Frequently Asked Questions.
- Adjustment grant where applicants who can demonstrate a reduction in salary on starting with the force can apply for an allowance to reduce the reduction in salary.
- Second language bonus payment.
- Annual leave of 22 days bank holidays increasing with length of service plus bank holidays.
- Access to a generous pension scheme.
- Training and development opportunities.
- Career opportunities for specialist roles and promotions.
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) covering a wide range of health, well-being and lifestyle issues.
- Support and advice from our Occupational Health Support Unit and a range of staff associations and access to a range of services including Charitable Trust and Police Mutual.
- Access to established staff support groups for all members of the policing family.