Entry Requirements


How To Apply

Police Now expects to receive a high volume of applications for limited places in each of our partner force areas. It is necessary to set eligibility criteria to ensure that candidates meet the national standard of requirements to become a police officer.

In brief, you will need to:

  • be between the ages of 18-57 on application
  • have lived in the UK for the last three years
  • have indefinite leave to remain and work in the UK
  • be working towards or have achieved a 2:1 at undergraduate degree level or non-UK equivalent
  • have received a GCSE grade C or above in English language and be fluent in the written and spoken word

We are very transparent regarding our criteria and will only detract from it in extenuating circumstances. Please take a look at our eligibility section in more detail by clicking here.

Police Now was started inside the Metropolitan Police Service in 2015. In 2016, we became independent and expanded to work with seven partner police forces. Officers from our 2017 cohort have been posted to one of 19 partner police forces.

Our 2018 partners are:

  • Bedfordshire Police
  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Dorset Police
  • Essex Police
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • Humberside Police
  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • Merseyside Police
  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • Northumbria Police
  • Staffordshire Police
  • Thames Valley Police
  • West Midlands Police
  • West Yorkshire Police