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.
- You must declare all convictions for past offences, formal cautions (including as a juvenile) and any bind-over imposed by the courts.
- You should also include all traffic convictions.
- Due to the nature of policing, it’s essential that we conduct rigorous vetting checks on successful applicants before they can join the programme.
- These checks will include personal details taken from you, from close family members and significant others.
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: