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.
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.
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
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.
Telephone: 101 (ask for Recruitment Department)