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Police Officer - DC IPLDP+ / PCEP DC

Police Officer
2300009N Requisition #
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Are you Eligible?

  • Qualifications:

    • Have a Level 2 English qualification (Grade C/4 or above) AND
    • Have a Level 3 qualification or 2 A level's or ‘an academic or vocational qualification gained outside England and Wales which is considered by the UK National Recognition Information Centre to be equivalent to a level 3 qualification.
    • Alternatively, 12 months relevant policing experience will be accepted in place of the Level 3 qualification. This includes Special Constables with IPS, Police Community Support Officers (PCSO's), PSI's and PSIO's, Detention/Escort Officer (DEO's) or within Force Contact.
    • Alternatively, 4+ years current military service is accepted in place of the level 3 qualification


  • Medical/Fitness:

    • When applying for the role candidates must be able/ready to run the bleep test to a level of 5.4

  • Residency and Nationality:

    • Candidates are required to be UK resident for the last three years. You must be a British, Irish or EEA National, alternatively you must have no restrictions on your right to live and work in the UK.

Recruitment Process:

We will do our best to make sure you have the quickest and most efficient recruitment experience as possible, but we need your help! Please make sure you are responding to calls and emails as soon as possible, frequently check your emails once you have applied and listen to voicemails we send. When sent the vetting and medical forms, make sure they are completed within 48 hours of arrival or as quickly as possible.

Recruitment Stage:

Please ensure you attach images of your certificates and tattoos - all we need to see is your Level 2 English  and your level 3 qualification or proof of the equivalent.

Candidates from outside the UK Candidates are required to be UK resident for the last three years. You must be a British, Irish or EEA National, alternatively you must have no restrictions on your right to live and work in the UK. You will be required to provide immigration and Right to Work Status. 

Selection Stage:

Complete the National Sift – If eligible, an automated invitation email will be sent for you to complete an online National Sift process involving two exercises:

  1. Situational judgement test (SJT)
  2. Behavioural style questionnaire (BSQ)  

You will have 7 days to complete the exercises and these can be completed in any order you prefer, and at any time of day.

Complete the Online Assessment Centre– you will be made aware whether or not you have been successful once we are in receipt of your results. If you are unsuccessful, you will have the opportunity to reapply and re-sit the assessment after 3 months.

Complete the In Force Interview - If successful at the Online Assessment Centre, you will complete an in person interview assessing against the competencies of a Police Officer.

Onboarding Stage:

Vetting and Medical Checks -You will be sent two vetting forms and one medical form

Attend a FAB Day (Fitness and Biometric Tests) – When applying for the role you must be able/ready to run the bleep test to a level of 5.4 (there are videos on YouTube to help you practice and you are allowed three attempts)

Receive an Offer and a Starting Date – Once you have completed your fitness test and all vetting and medical checks are complete you will receive an offer and start date in the coming weeks; we have start dates available from November 2023 onwards.

If you wish to contact a member of the recruitment team, please do so at

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Successful applicants will be required to pass Recruitment Vetting and Counter Terrorism Clearance scrutiny prior to commencing their role, this will include a full background & financial disclosure as part of the vetting process.

Appointment to this role will be dependent upon successfully medical checks, which may include a drugs test and if required a fitness test.

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a ‘Disability Confident Interview Scheme’ - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview. 

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

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