When most people think of the Police they automatically think of
Police Officers or Police Community Support Officers as they are
out in the community in uniform.
But working for Cheshire Constabulary is anything but
For all those Police Officers and PCSOs out on the
street, there are a cast of thousands supporting them in the
The whole process of a person becoming Police Officer is reliant
on a host of police staff, from organising and hosting the
familiarisation seminars to assessment and training to uniform
Police Staff run the finance and human resources departments as
well as forensics, photography, design, communication, information
technology and estates. They also staff the emergency 999 call
centre and the non-emergency number at 101.
All investigators, from crime scene to financial are Police
Staff, as well as those in the Department of Criminal Justice that
link into key areas of the Criminal Justice system, from vetting
officers to Witness and Victim care officers.
These roles can offer traditional career paths and you can gain
the benefit of making Cheshire Be Safe and Feel Safe.
Many of these roles are based at Force Headquarters in Winsford
but Police Staff also work in the three Basic Command Units of the
county - Northern, Eastern and Western. Police Staff here offer the
key support for the various operational functions carried out by
Police Staff also help achieve the key aim for Cheshire
Constabulary of public confidence by providing excellent customer
service to all those that come into contact with the Police.
The opportunities open at Cheshire Police are vast and we
welcome all members of the community to come join the police family
What kind of qualifications will I need?
For an entry level type role we are generally looking for NVQ2
level, or equivalent - which is essentially 5 GCSEs at Grade
All roles state the specific qualification level required, and
indicate the previous experience that is also typically required of
the successful candidate. You must as a minimum meet the
qualifications and experience in order to get past the initial
short listing stage.
What kind of development opportunities will I get?
Cheshire Constabulary aims to provide development opportunities
for internal staff, and therefore any role that is grades Scale 4
to SO2, wages of approximately £18,000 - £31,500, will be
advertised internally only first to maximise staff development
The roles that are advertised externally are mainly
at entry or professional level or they require some specialist
knowledge or skills.
For roles in specialised fields, Cheshire Constabulary will
provide the training required but background knowledge helps. For
example, a Forensic Science degree or studies in science can help
if you want to become a Crime Scene Investigator, but you would
still need to attend a course set up by the Police.