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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 £20,370 in addition to extra for shift allowance, you can expect your salary to rise up to £39,000 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, Economic Crime, CID or Counter Terrorism units or consider promotion into management positions.

How do I apply?

Our recruitment campaign for Student Police Officers is currently live from 20 May 2019 until 09:00 on 17th June 2019.


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

Application workshops

We will be hosting a number of application workshops throughout North Yorkshire whilst the recruitment campaign is live, spaces will be limited for each of the events outlined below.

Alverton Court, Northallerton – Thursday 30 May 2019 – click here to book a space

Athena House, York – Thursday 06 June 2019 – click here to book a space

Harrogate Police Station – Thursday 13 June 2019 – click here to book a space


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