What different jobs are there in the police force UK?


  • Police Officers – specialist roles, gaining a promotion or joining up.
  • Police Community Support Officer.
  • Specials.
  • Scenes of Crime Investigators.
  • Fingerprint Officer.
  • Civilian Investigation Officers (CIOs)
  • Police Intelligence.
  • Crime Analysts.

What can I Specialise in as a police officer?

There are opportunities to specialise in a particular type of policing, for example:

  • criminal investigation department (CID), anti-fraud or road traffic.
  • drugs or firearms.
  • counter-terrorism.
  • air support or underwater search.
  • dog-handling or mounted policing.

What are three similar occupations to a police officer?

Law Enforcement Officers – Similar Jobs

  • Corrections Officers.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians.
  • Fish and Game Wardens.
  • Security Guards.
  • Detectives and Investigators.
  • Firefighters.
  • Sheriffs.
  • Transportation Inspectors.

Can you work for the police and have another job?

You must declare any other employment for hire or gain, or any other business interests that you intend to maintain, when you apply to become a police constable.

How do I join the SWAT team UK?

  1. Age. You must be 18 years of age or over at the time of applying.
  2. Driving licence. You must hold a full UK manual car driving licence with no more than six penalty points at the point of application.
  3. Qualifications.
  4. Residency.
  5. Nationality.
  6. Criminal record.
  7. Tattoos and piercings.
  8. Financial status.

How can I work for CID in UK?

You need to hold a minimum level 6 qualification (BA/BSc Hons) degree in any discipline, or be an undergraduate student working towards one. This is in recognition of the level at which detectives are typically expected to operate in terms of their decision making and complexity of their work.

What jobs can ex police do?

What are some possible career paths for former police officers and criminal investigators?

  • Civilian investigators.
  • Crime analysts.
  • Support and outreach workers.
  • Digital forensics examiners.
  • Security consultants.

What second jobs can police do?

Side jobs for police officers

  • Security guard.
  • Parole officer.
  • Private investigator.
  • Personal trainer.
  • Bartender.
  • Construction laborer.
  • Intelligence analyst.
  • Victim advocate.

What do MOD police do?

The primary focus of our work is armed protection of critical Defence sites and assets but, there is much more that we do. This includes a range of specialisms from dog handling to marine policing, from investigating crime to public order, from Dynamic Entry to protester removal.

What is a DSI police UK?

The definition of a death or serious injury (DSI) is set out in chapter 7 of the IOPC Statutory Guidance.

How can I join CID in UK?

Can I join the police with tattoos?

Once you have joined we will sometimes require you to cover up your tattoos for policing events such as ceremonial events. Tattoos that are considered to be against the Met’s standards and values will mean you are unable to join us. That would include tattoos that are: discriminatory.

How can police officers make extra money?

Seven easy steps to increase your police salary:

  1. Ask your HR or supervisor if your agency uses a GS Scale. If so, check yoru agency’s current police pay scale increase chart.
  2. Attend training courses.
  3. Request a review.
  4. Join associations.
  5. Negotiate.
  6. Add credentials.
  7. Research police salaries.

How many police jobs are there in the UK?

All Police Jobs lists all police officer jobs and every police support staff vacancy, in all police forces across England and Wales. If you are looking for a police career, then we want to help. At any given time, there are several hundred police vacancies.

What are the different types of police officer jobs?

As well as all police officer jobs, we also list all police support staff vacancies, including CSI and SOCO jobs, civilian investigators, scientific support jobs, PCSO vacancies, driver trainer, fingerprint experts, custody officers, admin support, 999 call handler and many more.

What if the police job I am looking for is not listed?

If the police recruitment opportunity you are looking for is not currently listed, we have a free email alert system which will notify you when the police job you are searching for is available. Simply register, add a few details and we will let you know when a police vacancy comes up that matches your needs.

How do I search for a job in the police?

So rather then looking through them all, we recommend you use the search boxes to narrow it down, either by job type, geography, or both! You will find all current police officer jobs, including new police recruitment for constables; transferee opportunities and promotions to all ranks; sergeant, inspector, superintendent and chief constable.