Interested in becoming a Police Constable in Cheshire?
The recruitment process for Cheshire Constabulary has changed.
Like many other Forces, the Cheshire Constabulary has moved towards
requesting that those applying to become police officers, do so
with a professional qualification in
Policing, Law and Investigation. This brings the
police service in line with other professions, such as teaching and
health, where those applying to join must have first completed the
necessary academic course.
The Constabulary has joined with the University of Chester
in offering a two year Foundation degree course in Policing, Law,
and Investigation, with the option of an additional third year to
attain a BSc.
The Foundation Degree in Policing, Law and Investigation starts
at the University of Chester in September and has been designed to
equip aspiring police officers with the relevant skills and
knowledge required for a career as a police officer. The course
will be a future requirement for all new police recruits in
An exciting and rewarding career
Working as a Police Constable is an exciting and rewarding
career with the chance to explore acadamic and vocational
oppurtunities. Not only is the selection process rigorous and
demanding, but the policing role itself asks much of officers who
are appointed. The job is mentally and often physically challenging
and requires personal energy, resilience and commitment.
So you want to be a Police Constable? You'll need to have the
- Honesty and integrity
- Physical fitness
- Sensitivity and tact
- Communication skills
- Drive and determination
- Rational decision making
- An ability to work independently and as part of a team
But first you'll have to meet our minimum requirements for age,
residency and physical fitness.
You'll also have to uphold The Police Service Statement of
Common Values and Cheshire Constabulary's values:
Providing a service with the positive consent and support of all
Striving to improve our skills and expertise in order to improve
Maintaining the trust and confidence of our diverse communities
demands us to be honest and ethical in how we conduct our business.
It also requires rigorous and objective investigation and
appropriate remedial action to be taken when appropriate.
Delivering services in a sympathetic and considerate manner and
maintaining a duty of care to victims, witnesses and the public in
Equality and Fairness
Underpinning everything we do is a commitment to equality and
fairness in the delivery of services to the public and in our
treatment of each other. This involves being proactive in tackling
discriminatory behaviour, particularly relating to age, disability,
gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
The Police Service Statement of Common Purpose and Values
The purpose of the Police Service is to uphold the law fairly
and firmly; to prevent crime; to pursue and bring to justice those
who break the law; to keep the Queen's Peace; to protect, help and
reassure the community; and to be seen to do all this with
integrity, common sense and sound judgement.
We must be compassionate, courteous and patient, acting without
fear or favour or prejudice to the rights of others. We need to be
professional, calm and restrained in the face of violence and apply
only that force which is necessary to accomplish our lawful
We must strive to reduce the fears of the public and so far as
we can, to reflect their priorities in the action we take. We must
respond to well founded criticism with a willingness to change.