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Police Staff

Police staff support frontline policing in a variety of operational and non-operational, uniformed and non-uniformed roles.


We have a wide range of police staff roles, including temporary, permanent, part-time and full-time positions. Police staff are based in various locations, across multiple different departments and specialisms such as Finance, Human Resources, Training, Business Analysis and Information and Communications Technology.

We source temporary staff members from an agency called Reed Recruitment.

Initial training

Training will differ depending on the role, but the majority of positions will receive their initial training on-the-job from their line manager or an experienced colleague.

Some roles such as the force control room, will have a specialist training course prior to the start day.

Every position is subject to a probationary period which varies from six to twelve months.

Ongoing training

Every member of Police Staff will receive access to our e-learning environment, which has a variety of courses available to provide a better understanding in different elements of North Yorkshire Police.


  • Aged 16 or over
  • A British Citizen, an EC / EEA national or a Commonwealth citizen, or a foreign national with no restrictions on your stay in the UK
  • Have had a minimum of 3 years continuous residency in the UK (some roles will require five years continuous residency), with less than 12 months spend abroad in the last three years (with some exceptions for those living on a UK military base)

Frequently asked questions

What hours do Police Staff work?

Working hours would depend on the role. The majority of Police staff positions work standard office hours, Monday—Friday 08:30 –17:00 (16:30 Fridays), but we are working towards becoming an “agile” organisation, with more flexible working locations and timings.

Can I apply for more than one Police staff position at a time?

Yes, you can apply for multiple positions at any time.

Do Police Staff have internal development opportunities?

Many of our positions are advertised internally first, giving the opportunity for career progression.