Be #MoreThanTheBadge - recruitment now open

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

You'll be responsible for protecting life and property as well as preventing and detecting crime.

Every day presents a new challenge and you'll deal with different situations to make sure public order is maintained. Working as part of a close team, you’ll help to serve the diverse communities and businesses of Kent.

Starting salary range is: £23,908 to £24,780 plus £2,500 South East allowance.

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 a city 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 the sections below, 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 or you can email the recruitment team. These are great for those wanting some help with their application or to talk through any issues or concerns in person.

Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) information briefings

We will be holding virtual briefings starting at 11.30am to discuss the PEQF programme on:

  • 29 September 2021
  • 6 October 2021
  • 3 November 2021

If you would like to attend any of these briefings, please email the Corporate Recruitment team stating your chosen date and listing PEQF Briefing in the subject field.