Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire area, 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 Wiltshire and to the 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 Wiltshire

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Wiltshire Police careers

Wiltshire Police serves over 1,300 square miles in the historic South West County of Wiltshire. The population of Wiltshire is on the rise and is mostly rural with three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering almost half of the county: The Cotswolds, Cranborne Chase & West Wiltshire Downs, and the North Wessex Downs. Some of the towns in Wiltshire are also considerably more diverse than the Wiltshire average.

While Wiltshire is among one of the safest counties to live in, some of the most occurring crimes that have been reported in recent years were violent and sexual offences, Antisocial Behaviour (ASB), and criminal damage and arson.

Wiltshire Police is one of the smallest, and the oldest county police forces in the country. The force prides themselves on looking after their people, and their wellness culture is central to everything they do, and their passion is to deliver outstanding service to the public.

Upile Mtitimila
Upile Mtitimila | Detective Sergeant

Why join Wiltshire Police with Police Now?

By joining Wiltshire Police through Police Now’s national graduate programmes, you’ll benefit from our unique training and development designed to progress your career and your impact in policing:


I've got no interest really in leaving the police now. It's definitely career that I want to stay with for the rest of my working life. The opportunities that get presented within the police are so vast you probably don't even know all the opportunities that exist.

I've been really fulfilled and rewarded by being given the opportunity to not just join the police, but going through the Police Now route that I have gone through, just because you get exposed to so many different parts of the organisation really early on, and that allows you to understand the roles, and that gives you an awareness of all the necessary skills, and that allows you to become a good detective from day one.

Larry Brown | Trainee Detective Constable
Larry Brown | Detective Constable

Wiltshire Police graduate scheme

We are looking for graduates to join Wiltshire 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.

Wiltshire Police recruitment

Our focus on diversity and inclusion

Wiltshire Police value diversity and are committed to promoting good community relations and equal opportunities among employees.

Tary Kufa | Detective Constable

Wiltshire Police


Wiltshire has a diverse history, population and landscape, and our goal is to make sure our staff and officers represent the communities we serve. We want our workforce to reflect all our communities across Wiltshire, so they feel we are a part of them, just as they are of us.

Are you eligible to apply?

Before you submit an application, we would encourage you to check if you would be eligible.

Our entry criteria follow national standards for new police officers. Take a look at the full details to make sure you are eligible before applying to Wiltshire Police. 

How to apply

You want a career where you can make an impact. Are you prepared to start the application process?

Before you apply, make sure to thoroughly read this information and have everything you need to start your journey.

Find out how to apply for Wiltshire Police and the stages you’ll go through to join Police Now.

Devon & Cornwall Police

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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

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
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