Police Officers


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.

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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 careers.


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.


Police OfficerThe 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 assessment centre.

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 assessments.


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 Ethics.


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