Each police service sets its own entry requirements, but to start as a trainee fingerprint officer you'll find it useful to have:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including maths, English and a science subject
- A levels or equivalent qualifications
- experience of working in the police, analytical work or work involving attention to detail
Police services will carry out checks into your background and employment history. This might also include checking on your close family members.