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Police officer recruitment closes this weekend

Posted on 26th September 2017

Our recruitment window for new police officers closes at 11.55pm this Saturday – so anyone hoping to apply has just a few days to do it.

We’ve been inviting anyone who wants to take on a uniquely challenging career to apply since May and are looking for 180 officers to join our ranks over the next two years.

It’s an opportunity to help us protect communities across Derbyshire, from our city centre and towns to the rural reaches of the county.

We’re looking for people from all walks of life, who have a passion for helping others and want to experience a career that is like no other.

For a taste of the life of a police officer with Derbyshire Constabulary, check out our '24|7' film above.

So if you want to help us protect the vulnerable, crack down on crime and put offenders before the courts, head to before Saturday night and get your application in.

It will also be the last chance for people who don’t have a degree or an equivalent qualification to join us.

The College of Policing, which sets the qualification criteria for forces to recruit from, has said that from 2020, new recruits need a policing degree, a bolt-on policing qualification for graduates, or a police apprenticeship.

As such, we are urging anyone who wants to become a police officer but does not currently fit into one of those categories to apply now.

You can find out more information about the existing qualification requirements on the careers pages of our website.

There, you’ll also find a wealth of information about what it takes to become a police officer, including the training schedule, a detailed role profile and the salary.

You will also be able to look at our dedicated Valuing People, Valuing Differences pages, which detail our dedication to equality and diversity.

We want our force to represent the diverse, varied communities we serve, and therefore we’re encouraging people from diverse backgrounds to consider applying.

The clock is ticking, so if you are interested in a career in policing, get your application finished off and sent by 11.55pm on Saturday.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.