1. Police Constable

Recruitment now open

The role of a Kent police constable can be demanding but it's that variety which makes it one of the most rewarding jobs around.

Every day presents a new challenge and you'll deal with different situations to make sure public order is maintained.

You'll be responsible for protecting life and property as well as preventing and detecting crime and working as part of a close team, you’ll help to serve the diverse communities and businesses of Kent.

Join our team as a police officer and you'll receive a starting salary of £25,582 (this includes a £2500 south east allowance). Your salary will increase in yearly increments up to £42,128 within seven years.

Policing Kent

Kent has an estimated population of 1.7 million, making it the fifth most populous county in England.

We are unique in our position, bordering four counties (including London) as well as being the gateway to Europe through a number of large ports and train terminals. 

We're home to two cities as well as urban towns and small rural villages, all linked by a large strategic road network - M25, M2, M20 and M26.

We also have Europe’s largest retail and leisure centre - Bluewater - catering for 28 million visitors a year and one of the country's most famous cathedrals in Canterbury.

Needless to say, no two days are ever the same in Kent and we have a large number of specialist teams to help us protect victims, residents, visitors and businesses all across the county.

Interested in applying?

Great! The next step is to take a look through all of the information in this section, making sure you read it carefully.

We'll explain more about what it's like to be a PC, what the eligibility requirements are and what the recruitment process is like.

If you'd like more information, why not attend one of our upcoming events or workshops. These are great for those wanting some help with their application or to talk through any issues or concerns in person.

Otherwise you can email the Kent Police Recruitment Team