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Police Now’s mission is to transform communities by recruiting, developing, and inspiring diverse leaders in policing

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Do you want to change
the world?

Do you think differently? Can you work with others to create new solutions to long term societal problems? Can you bring communities together? Do you want a meaningful career that improves the lives of those around you?

If you’re a graduate looking to make a real difference, our award-winning, salaried two-year national graduate programmes offer a unique opportunity to transform communities while developing leadership skills for life.  Police Now offer a structured route into policing with all the personal support and leadership development you’ll need to create positive change in the world around you. 

Join us. Change the story.

Do you believe you can make a difference?

As a police officer, you can make the world a safer place. You have the ability to transform communities and shape the future of the lives of those you come into contact with. Now, more than ever, the public’s confidence in policing is of utmost importance.

Placed in communities challenged by crime, Police Now participants bring the diversity of their skills and backgrounds to long term problems to make communities thrive.

Find out the positive impact Police Now participants have made in their communities.

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Have your background and experiences made you curious, resilient, reliable and determined? Are you solution focused? Looking for a career where no two days are the same?
If you’re here, you already know you’re ready for something more. You want a challenging career that offers impact now and influence for generations to come.
We need leaders like you in the police service.

Explore your life on the job as a police officer, your experiences on our national programmes, and the support and development you’ll receive along the way.

Latia Suen | Neighbourhood police officer

Latia Suen | Neighbourhood police officer

Your career

Have your background and experiences made you curious, resilient, reliable and determined? Are you solution focused? Looking for a career where no two days are the same?

If you’re here, you already know you’re ready for something more. You want a challenging career that offers impact now and influence for generations to come. We need leaders like you in the police service.

Explore your life on the job as a police officer, your experiences on our national programmes, and the support and development you’ll receive along the way.

Are you looking for more than a typical graduate scheme? We’re looking for diverse graduates committed to societal change. Our structured, two-year national graduate programmes are designed to support you through every step of your personal and professional journey.

From your application through to completing the programme, we offer tailored and individual support, allowing you to flourish and develop leadership skills that apply to any sector.

Our Police Now recruitment staff, our on the job one-on-one support officers, and our programme advisors are all here to help you develop your individual experiences and skillsets to make a real difference in society.

How you apply

Change starts now. Making the world a safer place starts with your application.

Applying to a Police Now national graduate programme is a series of simple processes which we’ve streamlined as much as possible for you.
Your individual experience and background make you the unique person you are. It’s why our recruitment process is uniquely designed to get the most from all candidates, so be yourself.

Find out how you apply and all the steps you’ll go through in becoming a police officer.

What it's like to join the police

Do you have what it takes to transform communities? Becoming a police officer is a big step. Hear our participants’ experiences throughout their journey on the Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme.

I decided to join the police in my 3rd year at uni.

I can have a positive impact at a ground level.

I liked the fact it was a graduate scheme, particularly a leadership one.

The core responsibility of the police service is to keep people safe.

I was considering a job in the pharmaceutical industry.

Current programmes

Police Now offer two national graduate programmes. Which one is right for you?  

Find out what each programme offers and what the role of a neighbourhood police officer or police detective is like.

National Graduate Leadership Programme

As a neighbourhood police officer you will work within diverse communities, devise long term strategic solutions and work collaboratively in a multi agency approach to solve crimes and systemic problems.

National Detective Programme

As a detective you care, it’s a serious career choice. You act on instinct and grow your capacity to change communities by delivering excellence in policing.

James Pullen | Neighbourhood police officer

Diversity and inclusion

We believe our unique differences connect us.

The police service is striving to be reflective of the communities it serves and alongside our partner forces, we’re making an important contribution to workforce reform and representation.

We’ve won numerous industry awards for our work in this area, voted for by university students and experts in the field, including:

  • The Institute of Student Employers Student Recruitment Award for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • The TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards for Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
  • The Employer Brand Management Award for Best Diversity Brand.

Together we are stronger.

We believe our unique differences connect us.

The police service is striving to be reflective of the communities it serves and alongside our partner forces, we’re making an important contribution to workforce reform and representation.

We’ve won numerous industry awards for our work in this area, voted for by university students and experts in the field, including:

  • The Institute of Student Employers Student Recruitment Award for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • The TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards for Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
  • The Employer Brand Management Award for Best Diversity Brand.

Together we are stronger.

James Pullen | Neighbourhood police officer

Our national graduate programmes

Over five years, we’ve partnered with over 30 police forces across England and Wales to provide career opportunities nationwide. And, as we continue to grow, we are striving to bring our programmes to more forces.

Applications are now closed for our national graduate programmes.

Register your interest to hear more about Police Now and our national graduate programmes.

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Shaun Sawyer

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 8

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
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