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Join a Police Now national graduate programme​

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 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 offers 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 Lincolnshire 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 Lincolnshire communities challenged by crime.

Be an influencer

Be an influencer

Want to influence with purpose? To promote something so important it stops crime and saves lives?

You can use your story, your background, and your degree in a career where engagement really matters. Influence for generations as a neighbourhood police officer.

Police detective jobs in Lincolnshire

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.

Lincolnshire Police careers

Lincolnshire Police covers a large area and with a little over 1200 FTE Officers, the challenge of rural policing relies on the support of local communities to maintain some of the safest parts of the country.

Lincolnshire Police officers are dedicated to the diverse needs of their communities and the variety of challenges from working in inner-City Lincoln, the rural nature of Spalding, seasonal visitors to Skegness, travelling criminals accessing the country via the A1 at Stamford or Grantham as well as working with communities to protect vulnerable people from harm.

We have recruited 143 police officers across East Midlands and the East of England to date.

Through our partnership with Lincolnshire Police and neighbouring forces in the East, we have recruited, trained and developed 143 graduates to become police officers on our national graduate programmes.

Rose Osborne | Neighbourhood police officer
Rose Osborne | Neighbourhood police officer

Why join Lincolnshire Police with Police Now?

By joining Lincolnshire 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

Lincolnshire Police Graduate Scheme

We are looking for graduates to join Lincolnshire Police 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.

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

Lincolnshire Police value all individuals and recognise the positive benefits that diversity brings.

The force has a newly appointed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team with a wide-ranging EDI strategy and implementation plan that they are engaged with.

Latia Suen | Police Now graduate

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We are passionate and proud to serve the communities of Lincolnshire, and we value all our dedicated colleagues who seek to achieve and maintain the highest standards of policing for our county.

We value all people, recognising and celebrating the positive benefits that our diversity and difference brings. We are respectful and considerate, putting people at the heart of what we do.

Lincolnshire Police

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 below to make sure you are eligible before applying to Lincolnshire 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 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 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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