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Are you good with people and passionate about helping others? 

Could you be #MoreThanTheBadge?


The role of a Police Constable can be demanding but it's that variety which makes it one of the most rewarding jobs around. Every day, presents a new challenge, you'll deal with different situations ensuring public order is maintained, at all times.

You'll be responsible for protection of life and property as well as prevention and detection of crime. Working as part of a close team, you’ll help to serve and protect the diverse communities and businesses of Kent. 

Join #TeamKent as a police officer and you'll receive a starting salary of £24,518, rising to £41,150 within your first 7 years.

Note: these figures include a yearly £2,000 South East allowance.

what to expect

Am I eligible to apply?

Requirements to become a Police Officer:

If you're eligible to apply take a look at our recruitment process to find out your next steps.

If you need some help with your application, then come along to our pre-application workshops. Our workshops will offer you the chance to find out more about the recruitment and selection process for your preferred career - see our next workshop dates here.

There are other opportunities for you to join Kent Police if you aren't eligible for the PC role, with opportunities within our Special Constabulary and Force Control Room.

Before you apply

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Make sure you've read the job specification and competencies framework before starting your application.

The application form will require you to fill in your personal details and will give you the option to submit ethic and disability details.

In addition will will ask you what your motivations are to become a Police Officer and what preparation you have undertaken before applying.  In this section, we expect you to provide a detailed response including your reason and motivations for applying, what your understanding is and expectations are of joining Kent Police as a police officer and finally any research and/or actions you have undertaken to help better prepare you for life as a Police Officer with Kent Police.

Please utilise the word count provided in your application and also please note that your spelling, punctuation and grammar will be assessed.

If you could be #MoreThanTheBadge then complete your application now:-


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