National detective programme Applications now open


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.

question everything,
become a detective

Applications are now open for our 2025 National Detective Programme.

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.

Larry Brown | Trainee Detective Constable
Larry Brown | Detective Constable

Why join Wiltshire Police with Police Now?

By joining Wiltshire 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.

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

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy has helped us improve workforce diversity, however we are still not fully representative of minority groups.

We encourage applications from diverse communities and support employees from underrepresented groups, helping them build their career with us.

We listen to our staff and officers and encourage open communication. We have regular forums with the Chief Constable and actively promote opportunities to feedback on our goals, ideas and progress.

We respect that our people have their own voice and give opportunities for them to use it.

National Detective Programme
Tary Kufa | Detective Constable


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.

Core requirements

To be eligible to join Wiltshire Police, you must:

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

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.

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:

Visit the Dorset Police website