How To Become A Police Officer - General Information
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A career as a police officer can be immensely varied and rewarding. The process of how to become a police officer is explained in this section.
Police recruitment is handled by each individual police force, although there are national standards of police entrance tests. In England & Wales this is the 'Police Initial Recruitment Test' or 'PIRT', and in Scotland it is the 'Standard Entrance Test'.
Due to the attractiveness of becoming a police officer and the varied opportunities available to successful applicants, the post of police constable is always over-subscribed. So we have compiled an information resource that will give you the inside track on your police application, and a far better chance of succeeding in joining the UK police. The police application information is all provided by serving and ex police officers who have specific knowledge of the different stages of the process.
Throughout this section you will see reference to several selected organisations, all run by serving or retired police officers with specific expertise in the police recruitment process, which offer different types of assistance to candidates. Although some of this police application assistance is paid for, the results from these police recruitment companies show a far higher success rate for their applicants than for those who applied without any form of help.