Join Hertfordshire Constabulary with Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme.

Police jobs in Hertfordshire

Police Now works in partnership with Hertfordshire Constabulary to inspire, recruit and develop outstanding graduates to be leaders in policing.

If you have a degree or if you are due to graduate soon, you could apply for a police job in Hertfordshire through one of the Police Now national graduate programmes.

We receive applications from graduates from universities all over the country who are looking to relocate to the area as well as local universities including the University of Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire Constabulary serve urban and rural areas in Hertfordshire, including Berkhamstead, Bishop’s Stortford, Borehamwood, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Hertford, St Albans, Tring, Watford, Welwyn Garden City.

About Hertfordshire Constabulary

Headquarters: Welwyn Garden City

Population: approx. 1,100,000

Area: 727 square miles

Local policing teams: 3,900 officers and staff across 21 police stations in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Constabulary is responsible for policing the county of Hertfordshire in England. The current Chief Constable is Charlie Hall QPM. The force consists of over 3,900 police officers and staff, supported by more than 410 special constables.

National Graduate Leadership Programme


Applications now open



400 graduates started their policing career with us in 2019 with growth predicted for 2020

Our national graduate programmes

We offer an award-winning graduate scheme with Hertfordshire Constabulary.

We’re proud that 80% of our participants stay in policing with many pursuing promotions on completion of the two-year programme. But whether you develop a long-term leadership career in policing, or move on to other vital roles, the skills and experiences you’ll gain through Police Now will equip you for a successful career.


National Graduate Leadership Programme

Applications now open

Our National Graduate Leadership Programme trains and develops graduates to become leaders in neighbourhood policing. You’ll be placed in one of many neighbourhoods served by Hertfordshire Constabulary, getting to know the issues up close and developing innovative ideas and techniques to tackle some of the challenges.

To be eligible, you must meet our criteria which includes having a university degree by the time of starting the programme.



Am I eligible
to apply?

Our programme entry is set following national standards from the Home Office.


Why join Police Now?

Learn why joining the police through Police Now could be the route for you.


How do I apply to Police Now?

Our application process has been streamlined to four recruitment processes.


Police graduate scheme in Hertfordshire

National Graduate Leadership Programme


If you’re looking for police jobs in Hertfordshire, and you have a degree or are due to graduate soon, consider applying to join the police through Police Now’s award-winning National Graduate Leadership Programme.

Police Now are proud to be this year’s highest climber in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, offering degree-holders a career opportunity like no other with a two-year graduate scheme that involves becoming a neighbourhood police officer with Hertfordshire Constabulary.

To avoid disappointment, apply for the Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme as soon as you’re ready – positions are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis and in previous years we have closed applications early due to receiving such high-volumes.

Participants of the Police Now graduate schemes come from diverse backgrounds, having studied a range of courses at university, from accounting, to geography or arts. It doesn’t matter what your degree is in, we are looking to recruit outstanding graduates who want a rewarding police career.

Joining Hertfordshire Constabulary through our National Graduate Leadership Programme, you will train as a neighbourhood police officer challenged with transforming communities and reducing crime throughout the rural and urban areas in the region, which includes Berkhamstead, Bishop’s Stortford, Borehamwood, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Hertford, St Albans, Tring, Watford and Welwyn Garden City.

Do you want a graduate job where you can make a lasting positive impact in society?

Apply now

Hertfordshire police recruitment

Start your Hertfordshire Constabulary career with Police Now


In joining Hertfordshire Constabulary, you could be placed within any one of their neighbourhood policing teams in an area which covers over 700 square miles.

The headquarters for Hertfordshire police is located on Stanborough Rd, Welwyn Garden City.

Hertfordshire Constabulary’s mission is to keep communities in Hertfordshire safe and reassured. With almost 2,000 serving officers covering a region of over 700 square miles Hertfordshire Constabulary is responsible for rural areas and towns including Berkhamstead, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford, St Albans and Watford, serving a population of over 1 million people with a rich diversity of communities, all with specific policing needs.

Hertfordshire Chief Constable is Charlie Hall QPM. The force consists of over 3,900 police officers and staff, supported by more than 410 special constables.

Police Now have partnered with Hertfordshire Constabulary and have successfully recruited and trained graduates to become neighbourhood police officers for the force.

If you’re looking for police recruitment in Hertfordshire, consider joining one of our national graduate schemes where you will develop leadership skills for life.


Living in Hertfordshire

Relocating for a graduate job in Hertfordshire?

Hertfordshire has some of England’s loveliest family-friendly villages, and located just north of the capital it also offers a quick 40 minute commute to the centre of London.

The county is ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK and number one for employment, thanks to a good economic situation, and great public services.

Welwyn Garden City where the police headquarters are located, is only 20 miles from Kings Cross, London. The second garden city in England founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in 1920 the town is designed to combine the benefits of the city and the countryside and to avoid the disadvantages of both. It was described by it’s founder as “a town designed for healthy living and industry, surrounded by a rural belt”. Laid out along tree-lined boulevards it has its own environmental protection legislation, and every road has a wide grass verge, with a parkway forming the spine of the town almost a mile long.

As well as historic towns, excellent links to London and accessible countryside, Hertfordshire has many local attractions including Aldenham Country Park, St Albans Cathderal; Shaw’s Corner, Ayot St Lawrence; Hatfield House and Verulamium roman remains.

Join us. Change the story.

Start your application to join Hertfordshire Constabulary today

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Applications now open

chat send help_outline