Do you #FitTheBill? Recruitment now open

At Essex Police, we value difference. That’s why we have officers from all sorts of backgrounds in a variety of roles, who protect and serve the wonderfully diverse communities in Essex.

Our officers don’t let their differences hold them back. They embrace them and use them as strengths – whether it’s their age and experience, their language, their gender, or their cultural background, everyone has something unique to bring to the workforce.

Our officers are from military, retail, office and teaching backgrounds to name just a few. Whatever their background, their skills have brought something valuable to their role.

Driven by their motivation to keep people safe, our officers pride themselves on acting with integrity and honesty and are guided by a strong moral compass.

Our officers fit the bill, could you?

Starting salary range is: £23,908 - £24,780 plus £2,000 South East allowance.

Policing Essex

The county of Essex has an estimated population of 1.7 million, making it the fifth most populous county in England. Essex Police operates across an area of 1,405 square miles which borders the counties of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent and four London boroughs.

The county is home to one city, four large urban towns and small rural villages linked by a strategic road network, including the M25, M11, A12, A127 and A13. The Dartford River Crossing, linking Essex with Kent, is used by around 51.5 million vehicles a year and an average of 150,000 vehicles daily.

Essex has an extensive coastline which includes the ports of Harwich and Tilbury. A third deepwater port, the London Gateway at Stanford-le-Hope, is part of the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure. This is the closest deep-water port to London, enabling the world’s largest container ships to dock in the UK’s main economic and population centre.

Essex is home to London’s third largest airport, Stansted, which had over 25 million passengers in 2017. Southend Airport has also undergone significant expansion in recent years and in the same period handled over a million passengers.

In addition, the county has an extensive rail network with 80 stations, including eight on the London Underground network.

Interested in applying?

Great! The next step is to take a look through all of the information in the sections below, making sure you read it carefully.

We'll explain more about what it's like to be a PC, what the eligibility requirements are and what the recruitment process is like.

If you'd like more information, why not attend one of our upcoming events or workshops. These are great for those wanting some help with their application or to talk through any issues or concerns in person.

Otherwise you can email the recruitment team

Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) virtual briefings

We will be holding virtual briefings to discuss the new PEQF programme on:

  • Wednesday 29th September 2021, 11.30am
  • Wednesday 6th October 2021, 11.30am
  • Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 11.30am

If you would like to attend any of these briefings, please email the Corporate Recruitment Team stating your desired date and listing PEQF BRIEFING in the subject bar.