You'll usually apply to 1 police force at a time.
If your application is successful, you'll be invited to an assessment centre where you'll:
- have an interview
- take written tests
- take a physical fitness test
- have a medical and eyesight test
You can prepare for your application by doing the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP).
If you're unsuccessful, you may have to wait a minimum of 6 months before you can re-apply.
If you've got management experience you could apply for direct entry as an inspector or superintendent.
If you have a 2:1 degree, you could apply for the Police Now Graduate Leadership Development Programme.