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Working for Us

Bedfordshire is third smallest force in England and Wales, and combines a tight-knit, ‘family’ feel with the opportunity to be part of challenging police work.


Because Bedfordshire is a compact county, all policing locations are ‘close to home’. Yet there’s a variety of communities, with two major urban centres (Luton and Bedford), smaller towns (such as Biggleswade, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard), and many rural areas. We also police a busy international airport (London Luton).


This variety makes Bedfordshire an attractive place to live and work. Yet we’re only 30 miles from London, with excellent public transport links to the capital and beyond.


Whether you join us in a police or staff role, you’ll be helping to make your county a safer place. Along with great job satisfaction, you’ll benefit from camaraderie, good communications among colleagues and the clear support of senior management. Both officers and staff thrive on wide-ranging career development with excellent training and opportunities.


What’s more, we take diversity and inclusion seriously. Bedfordshire is one of England’s’ most ethnically diverse counties and we want to ensure our workforce represents the communities and cultures we serve. In addition, we work closely with Stonewall and enter into their Workplace Equality Index.


Recruitment Status

Police Officer Recruitment

Bedfordshire Police lifted its three year freeze on recruitment for Police Officers during November 2013. This recruitment campaign closed for applications on 1 December 2013 and we are therefore unable to give timescales on when we will be recruiting again for this position. 


Transferee Police Officers

Bedfordshire Police are currently recruiting for Transferee Police Officers, until September 2014. Please visit our vacancy page to apply.


Re-joiners Police Officers

Bedfordshire Police are not currently accepting Re-joiners to the Force and we have no immediate plans to do so and are therefore unable to give timescales on this.


Special Constables

Bedfordshire Police would like to welcome new applicants to the Special Constabulary. All applications must be made online via our vacancy page. You must be 18+ years of age to apply


Police Cadets

Bedfordshire Police recruit once a year for this position and recruitment opens in January for a start date in September. We run cadets in Kempston and Luton. Please visit the Bedfordshire Police website in order to submit an application. Candidates wishing to apply MUST be 16 years old by the 1st September. Maximum age to join is 18.


Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs)

Bedfordshire Police are not currently recruiting for PCSOs and we have no immediate plans to do so and are therefore unable to give timescales on this.


Police Staff Vacancies

Please see our vacancies page for updated vacancies. We are unable to advise as to up and coming Police Staff vacancies and are therefore unable to provide information about positions which we may advertise in the future.


Contact us

Telephone: 101 (ask for Recruitment Department)

E-mail: recruitment@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk


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