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Do you think differently? Can you work with others to create new solutions to long-term societal problems? Do you want a meaningful career that improves the lives of those around you?

If so, you may be eligible for Police Now’s award winning two-year National Graduate Leadership Programme. This is a unique opportunity to join the police through our Times Top 100 graduate employment scheme, which offers support, mentorship, and personal career development opportunities throughout the two-year programme.

Society needs neighbourhood police officers as diverse as the communities they serve across the Cheshire area, to solve long term societal problems. We need people like you to bring the diversity of your experiences to make a positive and lasting difference in the North West communities challenged by crime.

Police detective jobs in Cheshire

Question everything, become a detective.

Society is changing. People demand better, for our communities, and from our police service.

You want change: a real way to tackle the problems destroying people’s lives.

You question everything, never accepting things the way they are. Despite barriers, you’re willing to do what it takes to change the world around you.

By becoming a police detective, you can make this happen.

Cheshire Constabulary police careers

Cheshire Constabulary is a first-class organisation that was originally formed in 1857, which delivers an excellent police service to the diverse communities and a population of 1 million people across Cheshire. Cheshire Constabulary covers an area of great diversity, with large rural expanses, areas of extensive heavy industry, and a number of urban areas.

Cheshire Constabulary is committed to achieving its ambition of ‘Making Cheshire Even Safer’. In order to achieve that ambition, Cheshire Constabulary aims to employ police officers and staff that are professional, dedicated, and committed to serving the public.

Serving the public is at the heart of everything that they do, and Cheshire Constabulary’s policing model is Neighbourhood Policing, where officers and staff will be connected with, based within and accessible to communities.

We have recruited 234 police officers across forces in the North West region to date.

Through our partnership with Cheshire Constabulary and neighbouring forces in the North West region, we have recruited, trained and developed 234 graduates to become neighbourhood police officers on the National Graduate Leadership Programme since 2017. 

Emma Adams | Neighbourhood police officer
Emma Adams | Neighbourhood police officer

Why join Cheshire Constabulary with Police Now?

By joining Cheshire Constabulary through Police Now’s national graduate programmes, you’ll benefit from our unique range of support and development features specially designed to develop your career and your impact in policing.

You’ll get a whole host of Police Now benefits unique to our national graduate programmes.


Police Now stood out as different. I felt that through a programme that was so in line with what I connected with; it was the right way to go into policing. I think what sets Police Now apart - and why it is important - is that it really embraces you as an individual. I can honestly say that. It gives you the opportunity to be yourself and then be a police officer.

Since completing the National Graduate Leadership Programme, I have transitioned into a detective role investigating serious and complex crime. Being a detective leaves a lasting impact on people’s lives and there is nothing more rewarding or important than that.

Upile Mtitimila
Upile Mtitimila | Detective sergeant

Cheshire Constabulary police graduate scheme

We are looking for graduates to join Cheshire Constabulary through our national graduate programmes.

National Graduate Leadership Programme

As a neighbourhood police officer you will work within diverse communities, devise long term strategic solutions and work collaboratively in a multi agency approach to solve crimes and systemic problems.

National Detective Programme

As a detective you care, it’s a serious career choice. You act on instinct and grow your capacity to change communities by delivering excellence in policing.

Cheshire Constabulary police recruitment

Our focus on diversity and inclusion

Can you bring communities together? ​As a neighbourhood police officer it’s your job to build a relationship with your community in the North East. It’s up to you to find and manage local issues, and it doesn’t stop there.  

Cheshire Constabulary is committed to Equality & Diversity and is keen to recruit people with a wide range of skills and experiences. The Constabulary are particularly encouraging those who are currently under-represented within Cheshire Constabulary, to apply to join.

Latia Suen | Neighbourhood police officer

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At Cheshire Constabulary we pride ourselves on our reputation as an inclusive organisation and an employer of choice. We are working hard to increase diversity across our workforce so that we become more representative of the communities we serve.

We understand the additional barriers and challenges that can be experienced by people from underrepresented groups, including women, people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and people who identify as LGBT+. We are committed to ensuring that each and every member of our policing family feels able to be their true authentic self and has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Are you eligible to apply?

Before you apply to join the police, make sure you meet our eligibility criteria with our online guide.​

Our criteria for entry to the programme follow national standards for new police officers. Take a look at the full details to make sure you are eligible before applying to Cheshire Constabulary.

How you apply

You want a career where you can make an impact. Are you prepared to start the application process?

Being prepared is the first step in being successful in your application to join the police. Before you apply, make sure to thoroughly read this information and have everything you need to start your journey.

Find out how to apply for Cheshire Constabulary and all the steps you’ll go through in becoming a police officer.

Dorset Police

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Scott Chilton - Dorset Police Chief Constable

Scott Chilton

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 6

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled:

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