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Find a job | Our Recruitment Process for police officers


Our approach to recruitment

We’re proud to employ some of the very best talent in the Derbyshire and beyond. Their talent and dedication are what make our force so successful. In order to select those people, we apply an objective process and provide a world-class candidate experience. Our process is built on ensuring equality of opportunity for all and appointing the best person for the job.

We celebrate diversity. Our community is incredibly diverse, so we should be, too. That’s why we’re working hard to build an inclusive workforce, where you can be yourself. Whoever you are. Wherever you’re from. We’re currently under-represented in a number of areas and recognise that this message needs to reach talented individuals who can add diverse skills and experiences to our organisation.

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Key dates

Below are some important dates setting out the time frames for this recruitment process:

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Recruitment open

15 August 2022 at 9.30am.

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Recruitment close

14 September at 11.59pm.

Submit your application as soon as possible. The application window may close early if we receive a high number of suitable applications.

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National Sift

Will be confirmed with you.

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National Online Assessment Centre

21th-29th November 2022.

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National interview and assessment

December 2022 and January 2023.

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Pre-employment checks

Will be confirmed with you.

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Cohort start dates

May 2023 onwards​​​​​​​​​​​.

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Our recruitment team

People are the key to our organisation's success, and we pride ourselves on our friendly and highly effective approach. We don’t want you to feel like a number, despite the volume of positions that we recruit for we want you to know that we’re always on the end of the phone if you ever need anything.

We want to get the best out of you, allow you to really show yourself at your best and really get to know you. We’re always looking for new ways to improve our knowledge, advance the service we offer and develop our processes to make them as clear and efficient as possible. So, if you’ve got any feedback please let us know!

We also listen to you if you feel that you want your unsuccesful application reviewed, and you can see your rights in this regard in our appeals policy.

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