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Equality in Policing

We are launching our first campaign to recruit more officers from diverse backgrounds.

We want our police force to look more like the communities we serve. At the moment just over two per cent of our officers are identified as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME).

We offer you a rewarding career where you can serve the community you live in, while preventing and detecting crime, protecting vulnerable people, supporting victims and dealing with criminals.

New constables will start on a salary of £24,518 with the potential to rise to £41,150 within your first seven years.

Pre-Application work shop for Police Constables

Tuesday 26th March 5.30-6.30pm
Essex Police College, St Margaret’s road, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DS

Are you interested becoming a Police Constable for Essex Police? As part of our Positive Action Programme, we are inviting those from the Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority communities (but not exclusive to) to join us at a Pre-Application workshop for help and guidance on getting through the early stages of the recruitment process. The Recruitment team, and Diversity and Inclusion team will be talking through how to apply for the role of Police Constable – the process, and all the handy tips for your application form.

Please note these are not drop in sessions, they are structured sessions running as follows:

  • Presentation on how to complete your application form for Police Constable (30 mins)
  • Question and Answer session with current Police Constables (30 mins).

Free parking is available on site at Essex Police College or Orchard car park.

Please note booking is essential on the form below.

All attendees are asked to bring photographic ID to the event (including guests) and note that bag searches will be taking place when you arrive.

Please select the workshop you wish to attend:*

Hear from our officers and staff

Hear what our officers, staff, volunteers, and family members have to say about some of the main misconceptions and barriers that exist between some of our BAME communities and the police.


Hear how we support our officers and staff from different religions, backgrounds and faiths.


Hear our officers and staff talk about the values of our force.

Job Variety

Find out about the variety of police officer and staff job roles available in our force.


Find out how officers and staff with language skills help us engage with our communities.


Hear why our officers and staff are proud to work at Essex Police.

Women's Opportunities

Hear from our women officers and staff about the career opportunities available.

Dealing with racism

Find out how Essex Police and our officers and staff deal with inappropriate behaviours.



Support and opportunities



For more information about eligibility and the recruitment process please visit our police officer recruitment page. If you would like to apply to become a police officer click or select the 'Apply now' button below.



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