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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 should consider joining Gwent Police with Police Now. Police Now works in partnership with Gwent Police to attract, train and develop graduates to become police officers who transform communities. The National Graduate Leadership Programme is a salaried, two-year programme and offers a unique opportunity to make a real and immediate impact while developing transferable leadership skills for life.

Placed in communities challenged by crime in the Gwent area, you’ll develop innovative ideas to tackle the most complex issues facing the most vulnerable in society.

Gwent Police careers

The Gwent Policing area is a combination of rural and urban. The road network carries large volumes of traffic including the M4 link to the South, with Gwent Police now responsible for policing the Second Severn Crossing.

Gwent Police has always been and continues to be, a safe place to live and work. Crime statistics are comparatively low and show we have an even spread of crime types across the county with each area bringing its own challenges and demographics.

As well as our frontline Policing teams we have a number of officers within specialist roles, including Scenes of Crime, Firearms Licensing, Researchers, Analysts and many more. We also have many business departments such as HR, Finance, IT and Legal Services.


Through our partnership with police forces across England and Wales, we have recruited, trained and developed 1,000 graduates to become neighbourhood police officers on the National Graduate Leadership Programme.

James Pullen Neighbourhood police officer
James Pullen | Neighbourhood police officer

Why join Gwent Police with Police Now?

By joining Gwent 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.


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

Gwent Police graduate scheme

We are looking for graduates to join Gwent Police through our National Graduate Leadership Programme. 

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.

Gwent 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 Gwent area. It’s up to you to find and manage local issues, and it doesn’t stop there.

Gwent Police are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The force is able to provide support and advice from our Staff Associations and Support Networks which include the Female Police Association, LGBT Network, Black Police Association, Christian Police Association, Disability Support Network, and Police Federation.

Latia Suen | Neighbourhood police officer

Gwent Police crest


We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary where communities are currently under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, faiths, religions, gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged backgrounds.

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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 Gwent 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 Gwent Police and all the steps you’ll go through in becoming a police officer with Police Now.

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Shaun Sawyer

Chief Constable

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