Information provided to Kent Police on this website to apply for a vacancy or register an interest in working for Kent Police will be treated in full accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and as detailed in the Kent Police Privacy Policy and Legal Notice.

The information you supply will be used to process your application and if you're are appointed, any information you supply may form part of your personnel record.

Where you have provided your personal data to us for the purposes of the police constable recruitment process, your data, including biographical monitoring information, will be shared with the College of Policing. It will be stored on their secure network or within their Assessment Information Management System (AIMS).

From this information, your name, email address and candidate reference number will be uploaded to the new online assessment platform for constable recruitment and shared with the third party provider hosting the system in order to progress your application virtually.

In certain cases Kent Police will use third parties to provide education services. Where you have provided your personal data to us for the purposes of the police constable recruitment process, Kent Police will provide your name, email address, and candidate ID to the third party. This is to enable the confirmation of your identity while your application is processed.

If you have any concerns about the use of your data in this way, please contact our Business Centre on 01245 452833 or alternatively email [email protected]

Security Vetting

As part of our recruitment vetting process and to help us verify your application we may search records such as the Electoral Roll, Police National Computer System (PNC), Athena Intelligence System and credit reference agencies as detailed in our force policy on Recruitment Vetting.

These will include searching for any cautions and convictions that yourself, other individuals detailed in your application or those with whom you are associated may have, as well as searching for information regarding outstanding credit commitments.

We are unable to supply feedback to anyone relating to security checks due to the sensitive nature of the checks carried out on you, your family and others living at your address and with whom you may associate. Our Data Protection Unit will be able to feedback information on your own security background for a fee, but will not disclose others’ information to you.

The UK Credit Reference agency used by Kent Police is: Experian, Riverlenn House, Electric Avenue, Nottingham NG2 1RP  Tel: 0115 9016016 

Sensitive information

If you apply to us, the application process may ask you for some 'sensitive' details (see sensitive information in the force Privacy Policy and Legal Notice). We will use this information for monitoring recruitment and the selection process and we will ask for your explicit consent. We may share the information you provide with other parts of Kent Police to keep your employment records up to date.

Record retention

In the event that your application is unsuccessful, your details will be kept for a maximum of 12 months, after which time they will be confidentially destroyed, unless you agree for the information to be retained.

If you have registered in our candidate pool, your application will be held on record for a minimum of six months. You may remove your details at any time.


By agreeing to this privacy statement you are confirming that any statements you have made as part of your application are true and to the best of your knowledge. Should you be successful in your application and it is established at a later date that the information you have supplied is inaccurate or misleading you may be subject to disciplinary action.