Policing and community justice

Today’s UK police force offers a wider range of career choices, with more and more frontline crime fighting operational roles not requiring you to be a serving police officer.There are no formal educational requirements for entry to the police service. The profession is open to graduates, those with an HND qualification and non-graduates alike. Recruitment and selection procedures are managed by police forces at a local level, although a nationally agreed competency-based framework is applied. It is advantageous to have some experience of working with individuals or groups in the community, such as sports coaching or working with local youth groups.

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