Police Constable

Date published: 11 December 2019 08:48

Student Officer Recruitment is now OPEN!

Recruitment through our Apprenticeship scheme is now open. This is the route into policing if you do not have a degree. To register your interest in joining, please click on the link here.

You have until Sunday 12 January, to register your interest.

Good Luck!

If you are interested in becoming a Police Officer, your first step is to attend one of our information events. You will have the chance to find out about the recruitment process, eligibility criteria and have the opportunity to speak to both experienced officers and new probationers about front line policing and career options.

In order to attend one of these events you will need to book a place. Please follow the link below to register for your choice of date:

Recruitment Event - Tuesday 17th December 2019

Location: Sheffield Hallam University - Collegiate Campus - Herbert Wing - Lecture Room 1

Start Time: 18:00 (arrive between 17:30 and 17:45)

Click HERE to register your place. 

Recruitment Event - Wednesday 18th December 2019 

Location: Robert Dyson House - Callflex Business Park, 5 Golden Smithies Ln, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham S63 7EF

Start Time: 18:00 (arrive between 17:30 and 17:45)

Click HERE to register your place. 

Recruitment Event - Wednesday 8th January 2020 

Location: Robert Dyson House - Callflex Business Park, 5 Golden Smithies Ln, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham S63 7EF

Start Time: 18:00 (arrive between 17:30 and 17:45)

Click HERE to register your place.

Entry into the police service is changing and 2020 will see South Yorkshire Police introduce new entry routes into policing including the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP).

Police officers make difficult decisions, which impact the public every day. They face complex problems, often in dangerous situations, with growing demands from digital investigation and vulnerable people. These new entry routes will help develop vital competencies in new officers, equipping them with the skills and understanding of areas critical for policing in the modern world including cybercrime and dealing with vulnerable people.

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

The PCDA will take three years to complete and combines on-the-job learning alongside academic theory and knowledge.  As a degree apprentice, you will be a police officer from day one and will spend three years as a probationer.  On successfully finishing the programme, you will have completed you probation and achieve your degree in Professional Policing Practice.

Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)

The DHEP will take two years to complete and combines a work based programme, supported by off the job learning.  This programme is aimed at degree-holders, attained in any subject area.  From day one, you will be a police officer and will spend two years as a probationer.  On successfully finishing the programme you will have completed your probation and achieve a graduate diploma in Professional Policing Practice.

Pre-Join Degree

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 three-year degree course, there may be an option to join as a special constable.  From day one, you will be a police officer and will follow a shorter on-the-job training programme.

Transfer SEARCH Pass Marks

South Yorkshire Police are accepting the transfer of Police SEARCH 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 last 2 years, and achieved a pass mark of over 50% we want to hear from you!

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

Email us at policerecruit@southyorks.pnn.police.uk to find out more.

closing date: 31st January 2020