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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 Lancashire region, 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 to communities challenged by crime.

Lancashire Constabulary careers

Lancashire police cover a hugely diverse region of over 1.5 million people, from coastal towns including Blackpool and Morecambe to the buzz of large towns, city centres and rural communities too. By joining Lancashire Police, you’ll join a force as wonderfully diverse as the geography. Many Lancashire officers come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a wealth of different experiences with them.

The county is split into three main policing areas, known as divisions, West, South and East, with a Headquarters based in Hutton, Preston. Each division is run by a Senior Management Team of three Superintendents overseen by Chief Superintendents.

Being a Lancashire neighbourhood police officer is not all about crime, it’s also about helping vulnerable people and improving life in Lancashire communities. Serving the public is at the heart of everything police officers do, and neighbourhood police officers in particular are connected with, based within and accessible to communities.


Through our partnership with Lancashire 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 2016

James Pullen Neighbourhood police officer
James Pullen | Neighbourhood police officer

Why join Lancashire Constabulary with Police Now?

By joining Lancashire 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 | Neighbourhood police officer

Lancashire Constabulary graduate scheme

We are looking for graduates to join Lancashire 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.

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

Lancashire Constabulary have a number of diversity and inclusion awards: National Black Police Association ‘Police Force of the Year’ 2018; placed 90th on Stonewall 2020 Top 100 Employers; ranked 12th in the Inclusive UK Employers Awards 2019/20.

Latia Suen | Neighbourhood police officer

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We know that engaging with our communities and listening to your views is fundamental to building trust and confidence. We strive to be active leaders in diversity by promoting good practice and providing support to the organisations we work with, taking those values and beliefs back into the wider community.

We encourage all of our staff and leadership to share their life experiences and use these to guide decision making and influence new ideas. We aim to increase our understanding of the vibrant backgrounds and lifestyles of the individuals that shape our organisation.

Lancashire Constabulary

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

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Shaun Sawyer

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 8

National Detective Programme

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