Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key Leave this site
This site is a beta, which means it's a work in progress and we'll be adding more to it over the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us make things better, so please let us know what you think.
The Professional Policing Degree Holder programme is aimed at those who already have, or are in the final year of studying for, an undergraduate degree in Professional Policing. Applications must be made within five years of graduation.
If you choose this route you will also undertake academic and practice based training to develop specific skills, assessed against national assessment criteria and operational competence. Your probation period will be two years and at the end you will be signed off as a fully competent police officer.
You must meet the eligibility criteria for becoming a police officer outlined in who we are looking for and have, or be working towards obtaining a Degree in Professional Policing, from a recognised higher education establishment.
Candidates who apply pending completion of their qualification, must receive formal confirmation of their official grade by the end of the current academic year.
All qualifications will have to be evidenced before a formal offer is issued.
You will start your training at our training college with some classroom-based learning. You will also join an operational policing team who you will work alongside in operational day-to-day policing.
The programme will cover a wide range of policing topics including:
You will undertake a number of operational, written and practical assessments throughout the programme to demonstrate your ability to carry out your policing responsibilities. In addition, you will also be required to complete a portfolio in which you will record your achievements and provide evidence of your progress in order to pass your operational assessments against a range of critical policing skills.
You will be fully supported throughout the process, helping you to develop and enhance the skills and experience you need for this challenging but rewarding role.
We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, background, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation. Find further information about diversity and inclusion at Essex Police.
Start your application and begin your rewarding career with Essex Police.
Not sure about applying and want to find out more or need support with your application? Please contact us or attend one of our events.