The front line of the criminal justice system is a challenging place to be. Could you be there when Cheshire’s communities need you?
By joining us you can help us make a difference – simply by being the individual that you are.
No two days are the same for our officers
Another shift, another incident. Thanks to their training and the support they receive as part of the Cheshire Constabulary family, our officers have the confidence to deal with whatever the next call brings.
It could be a crime, fear of crime, public disorder, community tensions, family feuds, a missing person, a sudden death, abuse of adults or children ―and many more occasions where people need the reassurance that police officers provide.
Professionalism with the human touch
You'll also have a key role in guiding and protecting victims or witnesses who may well have had a distressing experience.
To handle all these demands effectively, officers must have empathy – understanding the points of view of a diverse range of communities and to address their particular needs.
What makes a good police constable?
Our officers come from a wide range of backgrounds, but they all share certain characteristics. Could you say ‘yes’ to all these?
Cheshire officers are…
Honest people who believe in doing the right thing
Determined to do their job well
Physically fit – offenders have a habit of running away
Caring enough to deal with people sensitively and tactfully
Quick to understand situations when making decisions
Team players who can also work independently when needed
Application Form: Duration 30 minutes
Eligibility Checks: Duration 2 weeks
Online Assessment Centre: Duration 2-4 Weeks
Face-to-face interviews: Duration 2-4 weeks
Pre-employment Checks: Duration 3-4 months
Fitness - Outcome Received: On the day
Medical - Outcome Received: 2-4 weeks
BMI - Outcome Received: 1-2 Days
Drugs - Outcome Received: 1-2 weeks
Biometrics - Outcome Received: 2-4 weeks
Vetting - Outcome Received: 6-8 weeks
References - Outcome Received: 1-2 weeks
A force for you
We’re keen to recruit officers who are local people with a wide range of personal experiences and a true understanding of Cheshire’s different social, racial and cultural issues.
Also, through our commitment to Equality and Diversity, we’re making sure that Cheshire’s community policing better reflects the public it serves.
This means welcoming more women, older age groups, people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, LGBT+ and those living with a disability.
We want great officers, we encourage individuality and we want you to join our policing family.