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Police jobs in Cambridgeshire

Police Now works in partnership with Cambridgeshire Constabulary to attract, train and develop outstanding graduates to become inspirational police officers.

If you have a degree or if you are due to graduate soon, you could apply for a police job in Cambridgeshire through one of the Police Now graduate programmes.

We receive applications from graduates of universities all over the country who are looking to relocate to the Cambridgeshire area.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary serves rural areas in Cambridgeshire, as well as towns including Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough, the market towns of St Ives, Huntingdon and St Neots, and the historic Fenland towns of Ramsey, Chatteris, Wisbech, Whittlesey and March.

About Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Headquarters: Hitchingbrooke, Huntingdon

Population: approx. 1,000,000

Area: 1,309 square miles

Local policing teams: 1,383 police officers and 111 police community support officers across 12 police stations

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is the local police force Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, covering area of 1,309 sq miles and population of nearly a million people in a predominantly rural county. The constabulary’s logo is a crowned Brunswick star with two wavy blue lines representing the two major rivers that flow the area, the Cam and the Nene.

National Graduate Leadership Programme


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400 graduates started their policing career with us in 2019 with growth predicted for 2020

Our national graduate programmes

We offer two graduate schemes with Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

We’re proud that 80% of our participants stay in policing with many pursuing promotions on completion of the two-year programme. But whether you develop a long-term leadership career in policing, or move on to other vital roles, the skills and experiences you’ll gain through Police Now will equip you for a successful career.


National Graduate Leadership Programme

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Our National Graduate Leadership Programme trains and develops graduates to become leaders in neighbourhood policing. You’ll be placed in one of many neighbourhoods served by Cambridgeshire Constabulary, getting to know the issues up close and developing innovative ideas and techniques to tackle some of the challenges.

To be eligible, you must meet our criteria which includes having a university degree by the time of starting the programme.



National Detective Programme

Applications currently closed

Our National Detective Programme is designed to equip you with the core policing skills required in modern investigative work. Throughout the two-year training programme you’ll play an integral part in solving crimes while developing your leadership, communication and problem- solving skills.

To be eligible, you must have a university degree and a minimum of two years’ work experience by the time of starting the programme.



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Police graduate scheme in Cambridgeshire

National Graduate Leadership Programme


If you’re looking for police jobs in Cambridgeshire, and you have a degree or are due to graduate soon, consider applying to join the police through Police Now’s award-winning National Graduate Leadership Programme.

Police Now are proud to be this year’s highest climber in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, offering degree-holders a career opportunity like no other with a two-year graduate scheme that involves becoming a neighbourhood police officer with Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

To avoid disappointment, apply for the Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme as soon as you’re ready – positions are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis and in previous years we have closed applications early due to receiving such high-volumes.

Participants of the Police Now graduate schemes come from diverse backgrounds, having studied a range of courses at university, from accounting, to geography or arts. It doesn’t matter what your degree is in, we are looking to recruit outstanding graduates who want a rewarding police career.

Joining Cambridgeshire Constabulary through our National Graduate Leadership Programme, you will train as a neighbourhood police officer challenged with transforming communities and reducing crime throughout the rural and urban areas in the region, which includes Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough, the market towns of St Ives, Huntingdon and St Neots, and the historic Fenland towns of Ramsey, Chatteris, Wisbech, Whittlesey and March.

Do you want a graduate job where you can make a lasting positive impact in society?

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Cambridgeshire police recruitment

Start your Cambridgeshire Constabulary career with Police Now


Cambridgeshire Chief Constable is Chief Constable Nick Dean. The force consists of 1 383 police officers, 111 police community support officers and 778 members of staff, together with 229 special constables and 84 police support volunteers.

Police Now have partnered with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and have successfully recruited and trained graduates to become neighbourhood police officers and police detectives for the force.

If you’re looking for police recruitment in Cambridgeshire, consider joining one of our national graduate schemes where you will develop leadership skills for life.

Living in Cambridgeshire

Relocating for a graduate job in Cambridgeshire?

Cambridgeshire is a beautiful green county with 3 cities: Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough. Surrounding these 3 unique cities are towns including St Neots, Huntingdon, March, St Ives, Wisbech and Chatteris.

Cambridgeshire offers traditional, countryside lifestyles, a variety of urban cultures, and easy access to places such as Milton Keynes and London.

Cambridgeshire is a county filled with history and culture. The internationally renowned University of Cambridge is located in the city of Cambridge and the county has two cathedral cities, Peterborough and Ely, which are over 1,000 years old.

Cambridgeshire is a popular place to live, with a significant supply of high-quality housing and excellent location between the Midlands and London. It also offers easy access to a number of beautiful places and fascinating attractions.

The Broads are a symbol of east England and are easy to reach from Cambridgeshire, while Ely Cathedral is another must-see. Plenty of magnificent buildings can be explored by visitors, including Elton Hall, Denny Abbey and Hinchingbrooke House.

Join us. Change the story.

Start your application to join Cambridgeshire Constabulary today

Police detective jobs in Cambridgeshire

National Detective Programme


Applications for the Police Now National Detective Programme with Cambridgeshire Constabulary are currently closed.  Please sign up here to register your interest for future opportunities to join us and change the story.

If you’re a graduate with over two years of work experience and you’re looking for a career in the Cambridgeshire area, you can apply to become a police detective through the Police Now National Detective Programme when applications are next open.

You will be working to positively impact diverse communities across Cambridgeshire. The Detective Programme will give you the skills you need for modern investigative work, starting with a 12 week Detective Academy.

You’ll continue field training alongside qualified officers and once you successfully finish the programme and your two year probation period (which is standard for all newly joining constables to the police) you will be a Detective Constable (rather than a Trainee Detective Constable).

This is a unique opportunity no other graduate employer can provide.

Register your interest in Police Now’s National Detective Programme and be the first to hear when applications open in 2020.

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