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We care. We listen. We act: The Police Service of Northern Ireland launches new recruitment campaign

Successful applicants earn over £24,000 per year when appointed, with the ability to earn up to £44,000 at constable level 

 

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is launching a new recruitment campaign with the hope of hiring officers from across the community.  With a firm commitment to being representative of the community they serve, the Police Service of Northern Ireland welcome all applicants interested in a career in policing.

 

Using their slogan “We care. We listen. We act.” , they are looking for people with the skills that often come second nature to them in everyday life - to be helpful, supportive, compassionate and understanding as they serve their local community and keep people safe.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland welcome applicants from right across the community

If you have been told you’re a good listener, care for others and take the right action when needed, the Police Service of Northern Ireland may have the perfect role for you.

They are keen to offer all the advice you need as you make the decision to apply.

The training you will receive promises to be world-class. In completing it you will take the steps necessary to prepare for your new role.

 

In addition to being eligible to work in the UK and possess a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at A*– C grade, including English language, there are certain standards associated with physical fitness, health assessment and vetting (check of criminal record, finances, tattoos etc) that you must comply with.

During your initial phase with the Police Service of Northern Ireland you'll undertake a 21-week training programme, which will prepare you thoroughly.

You will be welcomed to the Police College and during your time there you will be guided by an experienced training team ready to take you to the next level. Your trainers are dedicated and supportive colleagues who will do their best to help you excel during your training.

Speaking about his experiences so far in the Police College, one student officer said: “Some aspects of the training have been challenging, but it’s been encouraging to see that you’re not alone in this job. We work together as a team to support each other.”

“We care. We listen. We act”. The police want people with the skills that often come second nature to them to join the service

On successful completion of the 21-week Student Officer Development Programme, you will commence your first three years as a constable which will be spent in local policing teams.

No two days will be the same when you are a police officer. You will be responsible for the protection of life and property, preventing harm, protecting the vulnerable, the prevention and detection of crime, detecting offenders and the maintenance of public order.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland say a career with them will pave the way for new opportunities within the service. After completing your two-year probationary period and your one-year commitment period to your initial district, you can pursue specialist roles in tactical support, intelligence, dog handling, cyber crime and much more.

Successful applicants earn over £24,000 when appointed, with the ability to earn up to £44,000 at constable level, with numerous extra benefits.

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