• you must have lived in the UK continuously for the last three years
  • you must hold a UK passport or be able to provide proof of 'settled' status in the UK
  • you must be 18 years old or older
  • visible tattoos are deemed unacceptable, for example those located on the neck, face or hands or if they could reasonably be interpreted as; discriminatory, offensive, indicative of attitudes or views which are inconsistent with the College of Policing's code of ethics and standards and ethics. View further information about tattoos and piercings
  • you must declare everything on your forms. If you do not tell us about any cautions, investigations, or criminal convictions (even those spent) that may be linked to you, this could causes issues with your application. If in any doubt, please disclose the information
  • you must not be registered bankrupt or subject to County Court Judgements (CCJs) or Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs). IVAs will be considered on a case by case basis
  • business interest - you must declare any employment or business interest you may have, to make sure this doesn’t conflict with working for us
  • you will need to undergo a self-assessment medical