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Police Officers

Do you have the skills and passion required to provide an excellent customer service every day and a true sense of purpose to keep people safe and make them feel safe? If the answer is YES, then read on……….


As a North Yorkshire Police Officer, your job will be to protect the public and keep them safe, provide a reassuring presence in the community, support victims of crime and investigate complex cases.

You must be a person who thrives on challenges, and is willing to work hard to learn the skills necessary for this difficult but critical role.  This can be a tough and unpredictable job, but it is also an extremely rewarding position.

Every day when you put on your uniform and go to work, you will be making life safer and more secure for your friends and neighbours, and making your town a better place to live.

In return for your hard work you will have a rewarding job where no two days are ever the same; be constantly challenged and always learning and have continual opportunities for advancement throughout your career.

Starting with a salary of £19,773 in addition to extra for shift allowance, you can expect your salary to rise up to £38,000 over the course of your career if you spend it as a Police Officer.

Once you’ve passed your probation  you may also opt to transfer into more specialist areas of work including roles within our Roads Policing, Dogs section, Firearms Unit, Fraud Investigation, Serious Crime Team or Counter Terrorism units or consider promotion into management positions.

How do I apply?

Our latest recruitment drive to become a Police Officer is now closed. A big thanks and good luck to everyone who took the time to apply – we will be in touch with candidates soon!

Positive Action

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and encourage anyone who has considered a career in policing to submit an application form.

Women, black and minority ethnic candidates and candidates from the LGBT community are particularly encouraged to apply, as members of these groups are currently under-represented in this role compared to local demographics. All appointments are made on merit.

Did you know you can get pre-application assistance if you have one or more of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010? For assistance, please email positiveaction@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk