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Contact the police by calling 999 to report emergencies or by calling 101 for non-emergencies.

Reporting an emergency

Call 999 if you are reporting a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.

Reporting non-emergencies

Call 101 to report crimes that are not an emergency.

You can also call 101 to give information to the police or make an enquiry.

You can search by postcode to find and contact your local neighbourhood policing team.

Reporting terrorist activity

Call 999 or the police anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 to report an immediate terrorist threat.

Calls to 999 are free but you might be charged for calling other numbers.


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Being a police officer is both a challenging and rewarding role. Our selection process is designed to identify people who demonstrate that they have the potential to become fully effective in the role - simply, to be the best officers they are capable of being.

We strongly recommend that you can comfortably meet the National Fitness Assessment Standard before you submit your application as your fitness level will be assessed at an early stage of our selection process. If you don't pass you will have to wait a further six months before re-applying, so make sure you're ready before you start the selection process.

Selection Process

The selection process is a combination of elements that enable us to assess your overall suitability and is broken down into the following stages:

Application Form

The first step is completing our national application form which you can download from the 'How To Apply' section. Please note that we do not accept CVs. You must complete all sections of the form and disclose all material information.

Before you start you need to check that you meet the minimum essential criteria as detailed in the 'Eligibility' section.

The questions on the application form ask you to provide answers about the following:

What drives and motivates you to want to become a police officer; What are your expectations about the type of duties that police officers undertake; What impact do you think being a police officer will have on your social/domestic life; What preparation have you done before applying; What experience and skills do you have that will help you to be an effective police officer.

So it's important that you think carefully about your answers. It is likely that you will need to undertake some research in order to help you answer the job related questions on the application form, so you will need to be prepared to spend time doing some research to ensure you are able to complete your application form to a good standard.

The responses you provide to each question will be assessed so make sure your application is fully completed, well presented, clear and concise. You should not use abbreviations or text language. The application must be all your own work. Be honest and you should expect to be asked questions on any of the answers you provide later in the selection process.

If you pass the application paper-sift stage you will be invited to sit the Standard Entrance Test and/or the national fitness assessment.  You are required to pass both of these stages before being invited to attend for an interview.

Standard Entrance Test (SET)

The test is made up of three papers and there are three different versions of the test.  The test covers: language, numbers and information handling. Use of a calculator is permitted when completing the numbers paper.

You must pass all three test papers to proceed to the next stage.

You will be afforded automatic re-sits should you fail the SET subject to the maximum of three attempts in total. 

To help you get ready we've created sample test papers for you to practice with. To find them scroll down to the bottom of this page where there is a list of PDF documents which you can download. 

Dyslexic Candidates 

We are committed to making our selection process and facilities as accessible as possible for all applicants and employees.

If you have or think you have dyslexia you can contact recruitment on 01355 566350 for guidance on how we can help you. 

Initial Fitness Assessment

Being a police officer is both physically and mentally challenging. The national fitness assessment will require you to undertake a Multi Stage Fitness Test (MSFT) in accordance with


When you apply to become a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen, you and your family members must include a police certificate. If you are applying as a visitor, student or temporary worker, we may also ask you for a certificate.

What is a police certificate?

A police certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a statement that you do not have a criminal record. Police certificates are different in each country and territory. They may be called:

Who needs a police certificate?

In general, you and all the people in your family who are 18 or older need to get a police certificate.

You may need a police certificate from any country or territory that you have spent six months or more since the age of 18.

For example: if you visited, worked or lived in a country for two months, left for a few years, then returned for four months, that counts as spending six months there. In this case, you would need a certificate.

If you need a police certificate from a country or territory and:

When should I submit one?

Check the application guide for the program you are applying for to find out when to send us your police certificate(s).

To avoid delays, you should get all of your police certificates as soon as possible.

If your certificate is in a language other than English or French, send the police certificate along with a translation done by a certified translator.

How do I get one?

In most cases, you must contact the police or government to ask for a certificate. You may have to:

Use our online tool to find out how and where to get a police certificate in the country where you live. If contact information is not available there, contact the national police agency, or your country or territory’s embassy or consulate in Canada.

If you lived in a country that has changed its name or status, the police certificate should come from the current national authorities of that country. If you are not able to get a police certificate from a country because you are a refugee from that country or for any other reason, explain the reasons in writing.

We will also do background checks anywhere you and your family members have lived. These checks will show if you have had any arrests or convictions, or if you are a security risk to Canada.

If you are an Express Entry candidate, and you are invited to apply, you will only have 90 days to submit your police certificate. To make sure you have enough time, you should apply for your police certificates as early as you can.

If you know that a country takes longer than 90 days to issue a police certificate, you should apply for one even if you don’t have an Invitation to Apply yet. Find out how to get a police certificate for a specific country or territory.

If you applied for a police certificate, but do not have it by the deadline to submit your online application, write or type your explanation on a blank piece of paper and upload it in the Police Certificate section.  You must also upload supporting documents that prove you applied for it, such as a confirmation receipt, payment receipt, delivery notice, tracking number, etc.

Police certificates must be a scan of the original certificate(s) in colour. Certified true copies or unauthorized copies will not be accepted and will result in your application being rejected.


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