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Applying to join as a police constable is still very much about on-the-job training, but with the added benefit of gaining a BSc (Hons) in Professional Policing from Anglia Ruskin University. There is no cost to you - Kent Police will cover all qualification fees.
The three-year programme will count as your probation period and upon completion you will graduate from both the degree and your probation.
You must meet the eligibility criteria for becoming a police officer outlined in who we are looking for. You will also need to:
If you do not hold the required qualifications, you can still apply if you possess one of the following qualifications and/or have the required experience. In this instance, you will be required to undergo additional assessments as part of our recruitment process. View further information about the support available in study skills assessment and education support.
All qualifications will have to be evidenced before a formal offer is issued.
You will start your training at our training college which will involve both classroom-based and practical learning. Upon successful completion of your initial training, you will join an operational policing team where you will continue your learning and development whilst undertaking operational day-to-day police duties.
The programme will cover a wide range of policing topics including:
You will undertake both operational and academic written assessments (including exams, essays and presentations) throughout the programme to demonstrate your ability to carry out your policing responsibilities. You will also be required to complete an Operational Competence Portfolio with evidence of your achievements and pass operational assessments against a range of critical policing skills.
You will also be required to produce a 10,000 word dissertation based on research into a policing topic.
You will be fully supported in applying new skills and knowledge as part of your operational duties. This will let you put into practice what you are learning and help you to develop the skills and experience you need for this challenging but rewarding role.
We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, background, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation. Find further information about diversity and inclusion at Kent Police.
Please read the competencies and values framework before starting your application as we will score you against these during shortlisting. It would also be beneficial to visit the National Crime Agency website as part of your application preparation.
Start your application and begin your rewarding career with Kent Police.
Not sure about applying and want to find out more or need support with your application? Please contact us or attend one of our events.