Tackling crime, taking knives off the streets, engaging and educating young people and being the person everyone looks towards for help. A Police Officer’s role is demanding and diverse – no two days are the same.
We’re looking for people who have the judgment to make quick decisions; are confident to be first person in; have the compassion and empathy to help those in need; who’ll have their colleagues back no matter what and the resilience to serve the community every single day.
You should consider whether you can:
Deal with the complex and sensitive cases, requiring clear reasoning and evidence gathering.
Think on your feet – problem solving and responding to new challenges.
Develop new skills as data and technology become ever more important to policing.
Work well with colleagues as part of an effective team.
Have great people skills, remaining calm and patient with members of the public, particularly in stressful or volatile situations.
Handle traumatic situations and be able to communicate information sensitively.
Be decisive and use your police powers appropriately.
Give clear and accurate evidence in court.
Work shifts, nights and weekends (including public holidays).
Be flexible about where you work - you might not work in your preferred location.
Be willing and able to meet the academic demands and deadlines throughout the programme.
You’ll receive training and support throughout your career to help you manage the demands of policing, but it’s important to be sure that becoming a police officer is right for you.
Warwickshire Police is currently under-represented by women and people from Ethnic Minority backgrounds.
We are committed to recruiting from under-represented communities as we believe that a more diverse workforce will allow us to become more effective in preventing and reducing crime, keeping people safe and caring for victims.
We are currently under-represented by females and people from Ethnic Minority backgrounds and so are encouraging people from these groups to apply to become Police Officers or members of Police Staff.
Positive action is the name given to measures under the Equality Act 2010 that promote equality of opportunity and the removal of barriers when they are in connection with a protected characteristic. Structures in our society mean not everybody starts from the same position, and there may be barriers which prevent people from achieving their potential.
Positive action is about levelling the playing field, and will also lead to a wider pool of skills, experience and talent from which to recruit.
Greater diversity equips the police workforce with the understanding it needs to better serve our diverse communities – this helps the service secure the trust and confidence of the public and aids effective crime prevention and commitment to justice.
If you are from one of these groups please do ask the Recruitment Support Team to put you in contact with our Positive Action representatives to offer support and guidance with your police officer application process, or your decision to apply to work for Warwickshire Police in any other roles such as Police staff, Special Constables or as a police staff volunteer.