Police Officer (PCDA)

Staffordshire Police Headquarters

Can you see yourself … as a Police Officer?

Do you want a career which is challenging, where no two days are the same and where
your actions and decisions will help to ensure that Staffordshire is a safer place to live?

Are you interested in obtaining a degree and being able to “learn while you earn”

If so, then a career as a police officer with Staffordshire Police may be just the job for you. Police officer recruitment has changed recently, and new student officers will learn on the job as well as studying at Staffordshire University Student officers for a degree.

To be eligible for this route you will have achieved:

  • Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths for example a GCSE or iGCSE at grade C (level 4) or above, Functional Skills Level 2, Key Skills Level 2 (Communication and / or Literacy) or Adult Numeracy / Literacy PLUS
  • Level 3 qualification(s) in any subject(s) that equate to 64 UCAS points (or a full level 4 or 5 qualification) - these points could be from your A Levels, Level 3 Diplomas, NVQs and an International Baccalaureate to name a few. Please check your UCAS points here;https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
  • Be in the final year of your Level 3 qualification and be predicted to achieve a minimum of 64 UCAS points, unfortunately if you do not achieve the 64 points required we will be required to decline your application.

            Please be aware, we will require copies of your certificates in order for you to progress through the recruitment process.  

Policing is a job like no other and you will need to have a passion for public service, excellent customer service skills, the ability to build relationships and work in a team, and the commitment to make a difference to the lives of the communities of Staffordshire. Staffordshire Police is a diverse area with both rural and urban conurbations, serving over 1m people.

New student officers will join us at various points throughout 2021 and beyond, training and studying over a three year period. 

Salary on appointment £22,065

Due to the high volume of interest in this position, we may have to close the advert earlier than anticipated. I would encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. There will be an opportunity to apply for further campaigns later in the year.

“Staffordshire have a strong commitment to equality and diversity in our people, within the organisation and in the services we provide to our communities.

We want to reflect the communities we serve and one way we can try to achieve this is through a 'positive action' approach.

Positive action is activity which helps employers identify and remove barriers and issues to the recruitment, retention and progression of people who identify with underrepresented groups of the Equalities Act 2010 (i.e. LGBT+, ethnicity, disability), whilst still employing people on merit.

Contact us to register your interest in being involved in positive action opportunities and support; Positive.action@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk


Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Job related fitness test 
  • Medical assessment 
  • Biometric vetting