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Warwickshire Police can offer you a unique, challenging and rewarding career where you really can make a difference.

With approximately 800 police officers, 900 staff members and volunteers working across the county, Warwickshire may be one of the smallest forces in the country, but that doesn't mean you'll be missing out!  Our size is our advantage; we have a strong family ethos, where our friendly teams work closely together to get the job done and where everyone is treated as a valued member of the team from day one.

Take a look at what our officers and staff have to say about working for Warwickshire Police. 

Sgt Amarjit Atwal
Sgt Amarjit Atwal
Sergeant Amarjit Atwal

"It's a very self-rewarding experience, you deal with a whole spectrum of incidents and events which help you grow as an individual. There are some very testing times but all that helps you grow."

Read more of Amarjit's story here.

PC Lucy Oakley
PC Lucy Oakley
PC Lucy Oakley, Dog Section

"Warwickshire's ethos of a smaller force where everyone knows your name really appealed to me. I get to work with my best friends, who are always happy and never talk back or complain, although they are not very good when it comes to paperwork!"

Read more of Lucy's story here.

Sergeant Sally Bunyard-Spiers
Sergeant Sally Bunyard-Spiers
Sergeant Sally Bunyard-Spiers, Custody Sergeant 

"Warwickshire Police is a small force with a big heart. If you're willing to work hard you will feel the benefits of being part of Warwickshire Police."

Read more of Sally's story here.

Chief Inspector Faz Chishty
Chief Inspector Faz Chishty
Chief Inspector Faz Chishty

"Being within the service has surpassed my expectations and I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have worked across Warwickshire. I have had the privilege to work in a variety of different roles, both in and out of uniform, which has allowed me to help people, something which is close to my heart. I have always been encouraged and supported in my career, which has allowed me to progress through the ranks. 

Read more of Faz's story here.

PC Tom Wright
PC Tom Wright
PC Tom Wright, Dog Section

"I joined Warwickshire Police, as I love the county and the variations of both the towns and the countryside, and wanted to work in an area I have enjoyed living. Warwickshire Police is a small but great force to work for, and I would never move from here. It's very much like a big family."

Read more of Tom's story here

Sarah Adams
Sarah Adams
Sarah Adams, Intelligence Officer

"I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in September 2017, aged 26. Now, with a just a few adjustments, I am able to function more efficiently and feel confident in my work and my ability."

Read more of Sarah's story here

PC Craig Rogers
PC Craig Rogers
PC Craig Rogers, Driver Training

"In early 2014, I applied for and successfully gained a role in the driver training department. Now at 19+ years' service, I am giving back to a career that I have enjoyed, been depressed by, has completely changed me but would not change for a moment."

Read more of Craig's story here

Inspector Emily Benson

"Warwickshire has been an extremely welcoming force and they have made it easy for me to settle in and become part of their policing family. The force is small, providing a personal feel within the organisation, but it is still bursting with police activity at every level."

Read more of Emily's story here.

PC Tom Poole
PC Tom Poole
PC Tom Poole

"When I was six years old, it struck a nerve seeing first-hand what the effects of crime had on my close friends and family and I wanted to do something about it. From then, I couldn't remember the time where I didn't want to be a police officer. Despite waiting to get in, it has been completely worth it and I honestly feel I am at my best, helping the public and helping to keep the peace."

PC Lauren Hughes
PC Lauren Hughes
PC Lauren Hughes

"I joined the police to make a difference. I'd pushed the boundaries as a PCSO and needed a fresh challenge with more responsibilities. I'm proud to wear the uniform and will always strive to do the right thing."

Ian Smallwood
Ian Smallwood
Ian Smallwood, Communications Officer

"I joined the police as a regular officer in 1977 and am still here, now a civilian member of staff, some 42 years later! I am always aware of how important it is to try and maximise our resources, and at the same time try and give the public a response that they are happy with."

Read more of Ian's story here.

Dulcie Rooney
Dulcie Rooney
Dulcie Rooney, Communications Officer

"Being deaf in one ear, I was sure I would be turned down for a position as a Communications Officer, but they said yes, and once my initial training was complete the force provided me with specialist equipment to connect my hearing aid into the phone and computer system."

Read more of Dulcie's story here.

Debbie Page, Communications Officer

"I am very proud to work for Warwickshire Police. I enjoy helping people and using my listening and questioning skills to help people understand what we can do and what other agencies could help them better. Each call is different and you never know what type of call you get next."

Read more of Debbie's story here.

Charlotte, HR Assistant Apprentice

"I applied for this HR Apprenticeship because I have always been interested in law enforcement and business. I have always found police officers to be quite daunting, but working here has made me feel very comfortable with working around police officers on a daily basis."

Read more of Charlotte's story here.

Daniel, Level 3 Finance Apprentice

"Warwickshire Police has great opportunity to further my career whilst receiving excellent training in order to become competent. I would personally say the best thing about working for the police is their eagerness to help you develop your skills and knowledge."

Read more of Daniel's story here.