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Graduate Detective Programme 2023

Rolling deadline

We are inviting talented people from all backgrounds to consider joining us to become a Detective Constable and we are delighted you are visiting our careers site to find out more about the role.

To apply to become a Detective Constable, we offer the Graduate Detective Programme (GDP). You must hold a Level 6 bachelor’s degree (or higher) to be eligible to apply.

If you are more interested in a career in police constable in response, please check our other open vacancy for Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP).

Those that already have a BSc (Hons) Professional Policing Practice from a College of Policing supported university can apply to GDP via this application or DHEP via the other open vacancy.

Please read through the full eligibility criteria here before submitting an application: In addition to meeting general requirements on education and vetting criteria, it is important you understand the physical and mental demands of the role and must read all information regarding previous and existing conditions carefully before you choose to apply.

If you haven't already, we recommend researching the Police Constable pages of our careers website in full to find out more about the programme, preparing for the role and the eligibility requirements.

For a very informative video from our senior officers on becoming a police officer, please click here and for further information please see the role profile here.

How to apply

Once you have done your research, the first stage of the application process is to click the apply icon to register and complete your application.

You will complete your personal and professional details and must submit certificate copies of the required qualifications and your driving license with your application. You will also declare any previous cautions and convictions and submit pictures of any visible tattoos for review.

Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, we will be in touch with the next steps of your application journey.

Rolling deadline