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West Midlands Police Jobs

West Midlands Police jobs

Do you think differently? Do you want a meaningful career that improves the lives of those around you, a career where no two days are the same?

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 schemes which offer personal support and advice, training and development.

Society needs police officers as diverse as the communities they serve across the West Midlands, to improve the lives of those around them. We need people like you to bring the diversity of your experiences to make a positive and lasting difference in West Midlands Police and to the communities challenged by crime.

West Midlands Police careers

West Midlands Police is the second largest police force in the country, covering an area of 348 square miles and serving a population of almost 2.8 million.

The region sits at the very heart of the country and covers the three major centres of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. It also includes the busy and thriving districts of Sandwell, Walsall, Solihull and Dudley. Leisure, retail and conference amenities, together with Premiership and Championship football and Rugby teams, attract millions of visitors annually. Preparations are also well underway for hosting Coventry City of Culture in 2021 and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.

The West Midlands is an area rich in diversity, with 18 per cent of its population from ethnic minority backgrounds. The region also has the youngest population in the country and the most diverse outside of the capital. West Midlands Police are proud of their achievements, but are also continuously looking for new ways to improve the service, to prevent crime, protect the public and help those in need.

graduates recruited across the West Midlands to date.

Through our partnership with West Midlands Police, we have recruited, trained and developed 305 graduates to become neighbourhood police officers and police detectives since 2016.

Larry Brown | Trainee Detective Constable
Larry Brown | Detective Constable

Why join West Midlands Police with Police Now?

By joining West Midlands 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 initially thought I couldn’t be a police officer because I had a stammer and I thought a lot of police officers probably don’t have a speech impediment.

I met a police officer in the West Midlands Police and he had a slight stammer as well and that really inspired me.

So after that I started looking into policing and looking at the police graduate scheme. Police Now is really appealing and the staff there are extremely supportive.

I was proved wrong and I am really proud that I have been able to accomplish this target of mine."

Safyaan - Police Now
Safyaan Javid | Neighbourhood police officer

Core requirements

To be eligible to join West Midlands Police, you must:

Before you apply, make sure you read our full eligibility criteria.

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

Dorset Police

Police Now | Dorset Police
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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