PC recruitment

PC Recruitment has now closed. Thank you for your interest. Please view other current opportunities on this site, including staff vacancies, the Police Now scheme, the intake of transferees from other forces and 2017 is expected to see PCSO recruitment as well as further opportunities to apply to become a PC.

Few jobs can be more rewarding than that of a police officer: from day one you’ll be helping to fight crime and protect the public.

Your morning could start with a dawn raid at the home of crime suspects or speaking at a school assembly about staying safe.
By the afternoon you may have been called to the scene of a road collision where you’ll give first aid and comfort to a victim, or helping with the search for a missing pensioner.

And your late shift could be spent on burglary patrols or in busy nightlife centres ensuring party goers get home safely.

It’s not a cliché – no two days are the same.

Policing is challenging and rewarding. As a police constable, you’ll get to learn new skills, meet new people and set out on a career path that could see you specialise as a firearms officer, dog handler, traffic cop, detective or the trusted, familiar face of West Midlands Police in the community.

Here’s what we want

Good communicators with a calm, confident personality; problem solvers; team players; and people who easily build relationships, respect other people and appreciate views from communities across the region.

Successful applicants will be joining the second largest police force in the country, covering an area of 348 square miles and serving a population of almost 2.6 million.

The region sits at the very heart of the country and covers 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 teams, attract millions of visitors annually.

The West Midlands is rich in diversity, with approximately 30 per cent of its population from ethnic minority backgrounds. Policing a diverse community requires a depth of understanding and respect of faiths and cultures.

The force deals with more than 2,000 emergency calls for help every day, as well as patrolling the streets and responding to incidents 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.

One thing’s for certain – you won’t be bored!

 

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