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Tattoos and piercings

Tattoos

If you answer yes to having a tattoo during the 'eligibility' stage you'll be asked to provide a brief and accurate decsription. 

Colour photographs will also be requested (2 digital photographs of each tattoo):
  • A distance photograph to clearly identify where on your body the tattoo is.
  • A close up photograph to clearly identify the image/s.
Each photograph should not be more than 1MB in size. Simply email them to us - [email protected].

What won't be allowed

If you have a tattoo which could be construed as being offensive to any religion or belief, is in any way discriminatory, violent, intimidating or unprofessional in nature, you won't be accepted to join the police.

If you have a tattoo on your face, neck (above your collar line) and hands we'll need to see it so we can make a decision on whether or not you can continue with your application.

Body piercings

If you have a body piercing or other body modification you still may be considered eligible to apply. We'll check it to make sure it doesn't breach the Standard of Professional Behaviour for serving police officers or constitute a risk to health and safety.
 

Ready to apply?

Make sure you've read step 2 - education and experience before starting your application.

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