Force Launches Police Officer Recruitment Campaign

As of Monday 8 February 2016, recruitment is now open for the role of police constable with Dorset Police. Recruitment will run until Friday 12 February 2016.

Force Launches Police Officer Recruitment Campaign

Dorset Police intends to recruit an intake of 16 new officers to start on Monday 17 October 2016, with a further 16 officers joining in January 2017, although the final numbers will depend on Force demand. Details of the campaign have been published online.

The Dorset Police website contains all the details necessary for those interested in the post, including a recruitment brochure which documents the various stages of the application process.

In light of its success in handling high levels of demand in previous recruitment campaigns, an online pre-assessment selection tool will be available while recruitment is open. Applicants must complete this pre-assessment successfully before being able to proceed to the next stage.

Chief Constable Debbie Simpson said: “We are looking for committed, proactive and conscientious individuals to join our police team. The job is extremely rewarding and I would urge anyone looking for an opportunity to make a difference to people and their communities in Dorset to visit our website and read more.

“We are expecting a high volume of applicants, considering the desirability of the position and the opportunity to work in one of the country’s most picturesque and varied counties.

“I ask prospective applicants to read all the information we have provided, in particular the Police Recruitment Brochure, before trying to contact the Force. This will mean that our teams have the best possible capability to process everyone’s applications as efficiently as possible.”

Alongside this campaign, Dorset Police has also opened recruitment to transferees from other forces for the role of uniform patrol police constable and detective constable, which closes on Wednesday 2 March 2016.

Chief Constable Debbie Simpson continues: “Recruiting new police officers, combined with the transferee recruitment which is also currently underway, means this is an exciting time for the Force and I am looking forward to welcoming new talent to Dorset.”

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Martyn Underhill, said: “Now is a great time to join the policing family. Recruits will learn new skills and make a difference to our communities by helping them to stay safe and feel safe. 

“Dorset is a great location, with a real mix of urban and rural locations coupled with our 88 miles of coastline.”

All further details of the recruitment launch, including the Police Recruitment Brochure, are available on the Dorset Police website.

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