The role of a Police Officer
“Everyday presents a new challenge, and everyday is both different, yet at the same time exciting”
The Police Constable is the key rank in the police service, and nearly three quarters of all police officers in England and Wales are Police Constables. Who by effective communication can build a good understanding and relationship with the communities they serve.
It is the Police Constable who is invariably first on the scene, whether it be a road traffic accident, a burglary or violent crime. They have to make the first, and often vital, decisions and need to be equipped with a whole range of skills to deal appropriately with all sections of the community.
Skills such as, being able to remain calm and confident, allowing them to respond logically and decisively in difficult situations. Being able to gather information from a range of sources to ensure full understanding of different situations. Working effectively as a team, and treating people with dignity and respect at all times no matter what their background, status, circumstances or appearance.
The links below will take you to some helpful information about the role of a Police Constable, as well as an online self selection which can help you decide if you will be suited to the role of a Police Constable.
- Completing your Police Officer Application Form
- Police Constable Role Profile
- Flowchart of Timescales
- Pre-application Self Selection questionnaire
- Police Constable fitness brochure
Further information about Police Recruitment can be found on the College of Policing website.
Further information about National Assessment Centre at Ryton can be found on the College of Policing website.