Are you eligible to apply to Devon and Cornwall Police?
Our criteria for entry to the programme follow national standards for new police officers. Take a look at the details below to check you are eligible to apply for Devon and Cornwall 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.
Listen to the audio below and read our vetting process page to find out what to expect during the vetting process.
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