are you eligible for Avon and Somerset Police?

Eligibility criteria

Our criteria for entry to the programme follow national standards for new police officers. Take a look at the details below to make sure you are eligible if you’d like to apply for Avon and Somerset Police.

Tattoos and piercings

Tattoos and piercings are not a total bar to appointment. However, some tattoos could potentially offend members of the public or colleagues, or could be considered lewd, garish or provocative depending on their size, nature and location, and these will not be accepted. You also need to be prepared to take out any facial piercings and/or any piercings located in a position that would cause a health and safety issue. 

Tattoos which would not be accepted may include: 

Cautions, convictions, criminal associations and vetting

Honesty and integrity are of the utmost importance. Police officers are subject to the Standards of Professional Behaviour, which clearly set out what communities can expect from their officers.

If any of the above relates to you, please review this document for further advice regarding our vetting process, and listen to the audio below:


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National Graduate Leadership Programme

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

National Detective Programme

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