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Police jobs in Staffordshire

Police Now works in partnership with Staffordshire Police to attract, train and develop outstanding graduates to become inspirational police officers. 

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

We receive applications from graduates of universities all over the country who are looking to relocate to the Staffordshire area.  We’ve offered police jobs to graduates from a range of local universities as well, including the University of Wolverhampton, Keele University and the University of Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Police serve urban and rural areas in Staffordshire, Litchfield, Cannock Chase, Tamworth, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent.

About Staffordshire Police

Headquarters: Weston Road, Stafford

Population: approx. 1,062,500

Area: over 1,000 square miles

Local policing teams: 11

Founded in 1842, Staffordshire Police covers an area of over 1,000 square miles. The county has a population of more than a million with a rich diversity of communities, all with specific policing needs.

National Graduate Leadership Programme


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

Our national graduate programmes

We offer two graduate schemes with Staffordshire Police.

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

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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 Staffordshire Police, 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.



National Detective Programme

Applications currently closed

Our National Detective Programme is designed to equip you with the core policing skills required in modern investigative work. Throughout the two-year training programme you’ll play an integral part in solving crimes while developing your leadership, communication and problem- solving skills.

To be eligible, you must have a university degree and a minimum of two years’ work experience by the time of starting the programme.



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Police graduate scheme in Staffordshire

National Graduate Leadership Programme


If you’re looking for police jobs in Staffordshire, 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 Staffordshire Police.

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 Staffordshire Police 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 Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent.

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

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Staffordshire Police recruitment

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In joining Staffordshire Police, you could be placed within any one of their eleven local policing teams in the area, which covers over 1,000 square miles.

The headquarters for Staffordshire Police is located in Stafford, just a couple of miles from the centre of the town.

Founded in 1842, Staffordshire Police’s mission is to keep our communities safe and reassured. Covering a large region including Stafford, Lichfield, Cannock and Newcastle-under-Lyme, the force serve a population with a rich diversity of communities, all with specific policing needs.

Matthew Ellis is the Conservative Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Gareth Morgan is the Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police. The force currently has over 1,800 sworn members, of which 429 are special constables.

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

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


Living in Staffordshire

Relocating for a graduate job in Staffordshire?

Staffordshire has a lot to offer those living in the area including its stunning countryside across the Peak National District Park and Cannock Chase with acres of forrest. The main towns in the area in include Tamworth which has the popular SnowDome – a leisure centre with indoor ski slopes, an ice rink and swimming pool. Near the SnowDome is a large retail park with a variety of shops and restaurants. For more adrenaline fun, Drayton Manor Theme Park is also located in Tamworth.

Lichfield is a city with great history and beautiful architecture. It’s conveniently located near the M6 motorway with easy links to the M42 and M54. The city’s local attractions include Chasewater Country Park, National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Garrick Theatre.

The town of Stafford where the police headquarters are located, is well connected with Birmingham and has just an 80 minute train journey to London.

Stafford has the Riverside Shopping Centre amongst popular restaurants in the centre of town as well as the easily-accessible Queens retail park. Like Stock-on-Trent, Stafford is a short drive away from Alton Towers theme park.

As well as historic towns, local attractions and countryside, many areas of Staffordshire offer affordable property prices, making this region a great place to have a balanced lifestyle.

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Police detective jobs in Staffordshire

National Detective Programme


Applications for the Police Now National Detective Programme with Staffordshire Police are currently closed.  Please sign up here to register your interest for future opportunities to join us and change the story.

If you’re a graduate with over two years of work experience and you’re looking for a career in the Staffordshire area, you can apply to become a police detective through the Police Now National Detective Programme when applications are next open.

You will be working to positively impact diverse communities across Staffordshire. The Detective Programme will give you the skills you need for modern investigative work, starting with a 12 week Detective Academy.

You’ll continue field training alongside qualified officers and once you successfully finish the programme and your two year probation period (which is standard for all newly joining constables to the police) you will be a Detective Constable (rather than a Trainee Detective Constable).

This is a unique opportunity no other graduate employer can provide.

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