Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF), is a professional framework for the training of all new police officers. Over time the framework will cover the training for police constables through to chief officers to further professionalise policing as a career by raising educational standards.

Essex Police have partnered with Anglia Ruskin University to provide our new police constable recruits with a degree in policing. You will become a paid officer from the first day that you join us and will work alongside experienced officers on the front-line while earning a competitive salary, enjoying staff benefits and supporting local communities.

Your initial training is changing and will be based on a professional framework for police officers. It’s devised on a modern curriculum of dynamic operational training, underpinned by sound theoretical education. First and foremost, you will be protecting and serving the county as a Essex Police officer whilst working towards achieving a formal qualification.

During training, you are eligible to specify three area preferences where you would like to work. Your preferences are not guaranteed but you will be matched with your choice of area to work as closely as possible. Postings are based on organisational/operational need.

We are keen to welcome and support all applicants. If you require any support during your application process, please visit one of links below and we will signpost you to the relevant networks.

The two entry routes into policing are: