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 are a top-100 organisation in
the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and have a bronze award from
an Employers’ Forum for Disability benchmarking exercise.
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
Transferee/Re-joiners Police Officers
Bedfordshire Police are not currently accepting applications
from Transferees or Rejoiners to the Force and we have no immediate
plans to do so and are therefore unable to give timescales on
Bedfordshire Police would like to welcome new applicants to the
Special Constabulary. If you are interested in becoming a Special
Constable, please visit our vacancy page in order to apply online.
You must be 18+ of age to apply.
Bedfordshire Police recruit once a year for Cadets. We
start recruitment annually in January for a start date in
September. We run cadets in Kempston and Luton.
Application packs are available from the Recruitment team (contact
details below) from January to end March. Candidates wishing
to apply MUST be 16 years old by the 1st September. Maximum
age to join is 18.
Police Staff Vacancies (including PCSOs)
Please see our
Telephone: 101 (ask for Recruitment Department)