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

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

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Surrey is the most densely populated county in South East England, having increased in population by 8.8% since 2001 to 1.2 million. 9.6% of the reported population is from black and ethnic minority communities, varying from 16.4% in Woking borough to 4% in Waverley.

Surrey is known as an affluent county, but there are tight pockets of deprivation, enclosed within housing estates or even within a few streets.

Recorded levels of sexual offences and domestic abuse are rising and the Complex Abuse Unit have live Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) investigations underway. Surrey has a number of children’s homes and CSE is a risk.

We have recruited 54 police officers for Surrey Police to date.

Through our partnership with Surrey Police, we have recruited, trained and developed 54 graduates to become neighbourhood police officers on the National Graduate Leadership Programme since 2016.

Emma Adams | Neighbourhood police officer
Emma Adams | Neighbourhood police officer

Why join Surrey Police with Police Now?

By joining Surrey 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 think one of the most exciting things about being a neighbourhood officer and going through the Police Now scheme is that because you've come in externally you do get more opportunities.

In my short time in Surrey Police I've already done attachments with dog handlers, with traffic, with our proactive team, and I'm in talks to get more with our detectives as well. The best thing about it is that everyone is just so open and you really do join a family. There is a massive push and acceptance to try new things, which is really great because I think I expected that to come at a much later date, but that hasn't been the case at all.

Sami Halepota - Neighbourhood police officer
Sami Halepota | Neighbourhood police officer

Surrey Police graduate scheme

We are looking for graduates to join Surrey 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.

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

Surrey Police are fully committed to creating and sustaining a positive, mutual and supportive working environment, where police officers, police staff and police volunteers and contractors can work collaboratively and productively and are equally valued and appreciated.

James Pullen | Neighbourhood police officer

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Our ability to build trust, understand problems and support our communities across a range of policing matters, relies on us having a workforce that is reflective of our communities and all the unique individuals that exist within them.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity within our workforce and to eliminating discrimination.

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As both a woman with a mixed heritage and an officer for Surrey Police, the force has been nothing but inclusive from the moment I arrived, despite my initial reservations. As the current Vice Chair of SPACE (Surrey Police Association of Culture and Ethnicity) I have observed a real aspiration force-wide to make Surrey a happy, supportive and inclusive environment for absolutely everybody that joins the policing family, and in whatever capacity.

Furthermore, schemes such as PALS (Professional Action Learning Sets) does wonders to nurture staff and officers within Surrey and Sussex from ethnic or mixed backgrounds, of whom want to reach their full potential and continue to break down barriers.

Latia Suen - Neighbourhood police officer
Sami Halepota | Neighbourhood police officer

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

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Chief Constable

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