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Change the story
Do you think differently? Do you want a meaningful career that improves the lives of those around you, a career where no two days are the same?
If so, you may be eligible to join a Police Now award winning two-year national graduate programme. This is a unique opportunity to join the police through one of our Times Top 100 graduate employment schemes, which offer support, mentorship, and personal career development opportunities throughout the two-year programme.
Society needs police officers as diverse as the communities they serve across the City of London, to improve the lives of those around them. We need people like you to bring the diversity of your experiences to make a positive and lasting difference in Central London to communities challenged by crime.
Police detective jobs in London
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.
City of London Police careers
The City of London Corporation is the organisation that supports and promotes the Square Mile and the businesses within it. It maintains its heritage through a variety local government and non-local government functions, making it a unique organisation. The City of London Corporation is run through the Court of Common Council – its main decision making body – which is presided over by the Lord Mayor.
Policing the Square Mile brings with it particular challenges, quite unlike any other policing area within the UK.
City of London Police protects the people, businesses and infrastructure of the City of London. The force serves the City of London with pride, passion and innovation to protect and serve its communities.
The force strives to support a thriving economy by leading the physical security of the Square Mile, balancing tradition with modern challenges, and maintaining well established relationships with commercial and law enforcement partners worldwide, which maintains integrity and ease of trading in the City of London.
The City of London Police contributes to a flourishing society by leading excellence in policing locally through to globally, delivering safer communities, and preventing and combating crime.
Through our partnership with City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service, we have recruited, trained and developed 417 graduates to become police officers and detectives on our national graduate programmes since 2015.
Why join City of London Police with Police Now?
By joining City of London Police 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.
I've got no interest really in leaving the police now. It's definitely career that I want to stay with for the rest of my working life. The opportunities that get presented within the police are so vast you probably don't even know all the opportunities that exist.
I've been really fulfilled and rewarded by being given the opportunity to not just join the police, but going through the Police Now route that I have gone through, just because you get exposed to so many different parts of the organisation really early on, and that allows you to understand the roles, and that gives you an awareness of all the necessary skills, and that allows you to become a good detective from day one.
City of London Police graduate scheme
We are looking for graduates to join City of London Police through our national graduate programmes.
National Graduate Leadership Programme
National Detective Programme
City of London Police recruitment
Our focus on diversity and inclusion
City of London Police are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
The force is working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Force where communities are currently under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions, gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged backgrounds or marginalised backgrounds.
Tary Kufa | Trainee Detective Constable
We want to encourage people of diverse backgrounds, experience and beliefs, who share our value of inclusion and want to make a difference in the community, to consider working for us.
City of London Police provide support to people and have a range of staff support networks who support our diverse workforce.
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Are you eligible to apply?
Before you apply, 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 City of London Police.
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. Before you apply, make sure to thoroughly read this information and have everything you need to start your journey.
Find out how you apply for City of London Police and all the steps you’ll go through in becoming a police officer with Police Now.