Police Officers undertake a huge range of duties which vary from
local policing patrols to assisting at major incidents. There are
opportunities to progress into specialisms ranging from traffic to
major crime and progress through the ranks.
It’s exciting, demanding and pressured work – but it’s also
incredibly rewarding too. Bedfordshire Police is always looking for
new police officers to step into the shoes of those who retire
after 30 years’ service, move to other forces or decide to change
The force welcomes transferees from other forces, but is also
keen to hear from potential student officers who live locally, have
local knowledge and help us better reflect and understand the
wonderfully diverse communities we serve.
The desire is to create “a rich pool of talent” from
which the force can routinely select the best interviewees and
successful applicants will then be sent to a national police
The ‘cream of the crop’ will join autumn or spring intakes and
embark on a 16 week training programme at police headquarters.
Those who pass out receive ten weeks on the job training with an
experienced officer, making an immediate and visible contribution
to policing in Bedfordshire. They will be subject to on-going
Officers need to go about their duties with commitment,
enthusiasm, professionalism and a determination, support our victim
CARE campaign and embrace the College of Policing Code of