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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 Hertfordshire Constabulary with Police Now. Police Now works in partnership with Hertfordshire Constabulary 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 join the police and make a real and immediate impact while developing transferable leadership skills for life.

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

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Hertfordshire 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.

Hertfordshire Constabulary polices an area of 632 square miles, with a population of more than a million. The mix of villages and towns, with some of the busiest roads in Europe, places a variety of demands on the police. 

All districts as wholes in Hertfordshire are less deprived than average for local authorities in England. However, there are pockets of poverty concentrated in Stevenage, Watford and Broxbourne. 

Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) accounts for the top crime in the county, with over 31,000 instances recorded in the last year. The three major crime types outside of ASB are violent crime, criminal damage and arson and vehicle crime.

We have recruited 108 police officers across forces in the East of England to date.

Through our partnership with Hertfordshire Constabulary and neighbouring forces in the East of England region, we have recruited, trained and developed 108 graduates to become neighbourhood police officers on the National Graduate Leadership Programme since 2017.

James Pullen Neighbourhood police officer
James Pullen | Neighbourhood police officer

Why join Hertfordshire Constabulary with Police Now?

By joining Hertfordshire 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.


My experience of diversity, inclusion and intolerance within the police service has been a really positive one. Hertfordshire police makes itself known as being really supportive of the LGBTQ community for example.

We have a whole network setup. We have events, guidance, a lot of the Hertfordshire cars have the pride flag on them. From what I've seen there's a massive focus on inclusion and diversifying within our force.

Emma Adams Police Officer at Hertfordshire Constabulary
Emma Adams | Neighbourhood police officer

Hertfordshire Constabulary graduate scheme

We are currently recruiting graduates to join Hertfordshire Constabulary 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.

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

Hertfordshire Constabulary aims to better understand its workforce and shape recruitment, retention and progression activity (including positive action) informed by engagement with underrepresented groups in its communities and the experiences of under-represented members of its workforce.

Latia Suen | Neighbourhood police officer

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We continue efforts to create a workforce that better reflects the whole community and the national uplift in police officer numbers gives us a real opportunity to help address that.

Through our supportive recruitment processes we hope we can encourage more black, Asian and minority ethnic people to join the policing family and flourish within it too.

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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 Hertfordshire 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 you apply for Hertfordshire Constabulary and all the steps you’ll go through in becoming a police officer with Police Now.

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