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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.


It’s exciting, demanding and pressured work – but it’s also incredibly rewarding too. We are 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. 

We welcome transferees from other forces, but we are also keen to hear from potential recruits officers who live locally, have local knowledge and will help us better reflect and understand the wonderfully diverse communities we serve. The desire is to create a rich pool of talent from which we can routinely select the best interviewees. Successful applicants will then attend a national police assessment centre.

RecruitmentPoliceOfficer1The cream of the crop will join embark on a 16 week training programme at Dunstable Police Station. 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, determination, support our victim CARE campaign and embrace the College of Policing Code of Ethics.

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