Over the last few years, the rules regarding eligibility to become a police officer have been slightly relaxed. However, there are still strict entry requirements and some convictions/caution will result in your application being immediately rejected whilst others will be considered on a case by case basis.
We have published some new information which sets out how your criminal record might affect your application to join the police.
For more information
- For practical self-help information – More information on this can be found on our looking for (and keeping) employment and volunteering section
- To discuss this issue with others – Read and share your experiences on our online forum – specific occupations and professions
- Questions – If you have any questions about this, you can contact the helpline.