1. Overview

Do you already have a degree? If so, you can join us through our police officer graduate entry scheme known as the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP).

We’ll train you to be a first class police officer.

As a new police officer you’ll follow a two year training plan, learning on the job from experienced colleagues. This will be supported by training from our in-house team. After 37 weeks you’ll reach independent patrol status and when you finish your training you’ll have earned a graduate diploma in Professional Policing Practice.

It doesn’t matter what subject your degree is in. The important thing is that by earning one you’ve already demonstrated the ability to research, evaluate and present evidence.


Before you fill in an application form, you need to check whether you meet the eligibility criteria for police constables.

Am I eligible?