Police Officer Registration 2024

Change the story. Be a part of the future of policing.
Being a police officer with #teamnp is a unique career filled with reward and challenge. No two days on the front line are the same, and it will be your job to protect the vulnerable, support victims or crime and to build trust and forge valuable relationships with the diverse communities you serve.
We are looking to recruit individuals who live and work by our values, and those who will be committed to our purpose to “keep people safe and fight crime”. This is a career where you can truly make a difference and change people’s lives every day.
Benefits of your future role with #TeamNP
We know that for you to do your best, you must feel your best. Being part of the Team NP family has a whole host of benefits which focuses on your holistic wellbeing. In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 22 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, and rises to 30 days, dependent on your length of service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. Also, to take care of your physical and mental wellbeing, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.
The starting police officer salary for new constables is: £28,551. Over 7 years, subject to a simple performance review, you can earn up to £46,044
Fancy joining our team? Take your first step to joining our police family

There are currently the following entry routes open for application: 


To become a Response Officer, we offer;


Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) for those without a degree, providing you the opportunity to train as a uniformed officer whilst earning and studying towards a full-funded degree.


Police Constable Entry Programme (PCEP) for those without higher education experience, providing practical policing skills without achieving a degree qualification.


Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) for those that hold a Level 6 bachelor’s degree (or higher) in any subject.

To become a Detective Constable we offer the Graduate Detective Programme (GDP) for those that hold a Level 6 bachelor’s degree (or higher) in any subject.
Those that already have a BSc (Hons) Professional Policing Practice from a College of Policing supported university can apply to either the Graduate Detective Programme (GDP) or the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP).

Prior to applying we want to support your understanding what each entry route looks like and gain a better insight into policing as a career. Our virtual discovery events will give you an insight into what working as a response officer or a detective for Northumbria Police is really like, which entry route would suit you best and give you a head start in understanding our recruitment process. You’ll get to meet some of our current serving colleagues, our training team and recruitment team. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and find out more! Just click on the link below to sign up.

Once you have submitted your interest, we will be in touch to invite you to attend one of our discovery events. You will receive an email inviting you to book on to an event on your preferred date and time.  
Attendance at one of these events is mandatory if you intend to apply during this recruitment campaign.
Ahead of attending a session you can also visit the pages below to find out more about the application process and how to prepare for the role, entry requirements, and police officer pay & benefits.
Following your attendance at a discovery event, we will then send you a link via your registered email address to complete an application form. If you apply during this campaign, you can expect a start date in either September 2024 or November 2024 and we will advise on which date you're aligned to during your application process.

Police Officer Registration 2024
Location: Forcewide
Posted: 04/01/2024
Closing date: 30/04/2024
Closing time: 23:59