Police Constable Degree Holder Entry - DIPP (Degree in Professional Policing) Pre-Join

Staffordshire Police Headquarters

Are you ready for the next step of your journey to become a police officer?

Now you have achieved your Degree in Professional Policing, 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?  

If so, then Staffordshire Police is excited to welcome graduates from this College of Policing approved degree programme, to join us and start a career as a police officer.  Staffordshire Police will build upon the academic knowledge you have attained and develop the operational and practical skills needed to perform the role.    You are required to hold the College of Policing approved Degree in Professional Policing to apply for this role.

The initial training will a blended approach of digital and face to face delivery, followed by a period where you will be tutored by a trained operational police officer.  You will then be fully supported throughout the initial two years probationary period. 

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 with 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. 

Salary on appointment will be £26,682

Due to the high volume of interest in this position, we may have to close the advert earlier than anticipated. We would encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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.

Click hereto register your interest in being involved in positive action opportunities and support; Positive.action@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

We want to continually improve our recruitment processes and to remove any barriers to equal opportunities that could disadvantage those from particular backgrounds. In order for us to have the information to do this, we ask you to please complete the diversity section of the online application process. We use a “blind” shortlisting process and we hope that by using this method we will be able to promote greater diversity in our workforce and remove any subconscious decisions based on biases.


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