Everything a Police Officer Needs


Interested in becoming a police officer, or the different careers in policing? Whether you want a career as a police officer or police staff, here you will find the different options that are available to you and what skills and abilities you will need to get you there.

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Civilian Police Jobs: Police Staff Jobs, you may be surprised by the variety of career the Police can offer without becoming a Police Officer

There are a number of different Police Officer and Police Staff Jobs within policing, all of which require different skills and abilities. Here, we will focus on police staff roles, these were previously called police civilian roles; hence the title of this article. There are over 100 roles within policing that are not the role of a police officer. These roles are integral to policing.

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Entry Routes into Policing, What Qualifications do I need to be a Police Officer?

Entry Routes into Policing in the UK: What Qualifications do I need to be a Police Officer?

If you are thinking about becoming a police officer in the UK, you may be wondering what skills you need. What are the requirements? What do they look for in potential candidates? Well, the good news is that becoming a police officer is not as hard as you may think if you have the right skills and attitude. Form here we will go through the different entry routes into policing in the UK and work out which is best for you.

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What is the Role of A Special Constable? How to become a Special Constable? What do Special Constables do?

What’s special about the Special Constabulary? Find out about the role of a Special Constable and whether being a Special is for you!

What is the role of Special Constables? Do you have questions about what Special Constables do, what powers they have, or even, how can you become a Special Constable? You’re in the right place! We will take you through the role of a Special Constable, the application process and what to expect at training school and beyond!

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Can I be a Police Officer as an Introvert?

There are many misconceptions about what it takes to become a police officer. If you’re an introvert or even just shy, one of the biggest questions you may have is, ‘Can I be a Police Officer as an Introvert?’. Being a Police Officer is a very rewarding career. It’s not for everyone. While many police […]

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Life as a PC: A Day in the Life of a Police Officer in the UK

The role a police officer plays in the community is complex. They are not just there to enforce laws. They are there to provide security and safety for their community. A police officer has an arsenal of responsibilities and challenges they face on an hourly basis. Police officers patrol the streets of the community, protecting citizens from crime. They can interact with many people during a given shift, such as the shopkeepers, children on the street, and people at the bus stop. Read this interview with a serving police officer to get a better understanding of a day in the life of a police officer, including the ups and downs.

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UK Police Officer Yearly Salary 2021

While the specific salary of a police officer depends on where you work and what rank you achieve, you can typically expect to earn around 44,000 per year as a police officer in the United Kingdom. This article will take you through the Police officer yearly salary at all of the different ranks, so you know what you can expect.

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