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Are you good with people? Do you want to help others? Do you have a desire to make a real difference?

The role of Police Constable may be for you.

The role of a Police Constable is both challenging and exceptionally rewarding. You will face many different scenarios and situations, you will meet new people, you will serve the public and will build confidence and trust in the areas that you work – this truly is one of the most rewarding and diverse careers available.

As you may be aware, the government previously committed to a national uplift in Police Officer numbers; as such we are excited to announce that Lincolnshire Police aim to recruit an additional 120 frontline officers in the coming 12 months. Our Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones and Chief Constable Bill Skelly have pledged to plough extra resources into frontline policing, while addressing our key areas: preventing and tackling crime; road safety; rural crime; and staff wellbeing.

We are therefore pleased to announce that a recruitment campaign to join us as a Police Officer is now open. This is one of our largest-ever recruitment drives , and will provide great opportunities for those interested in an exciting career with Lincolnshire Police – Whilst we are currently accepting applications from all; we are particularly keen to encourage those living within the east of the county, so in the East Lindsey and Boston and South Holland districts.

We are so proud of our people who do amazing things every day to serve the public, and also lead the way in many areas too through their passion, dedication and commitment, and we look forward to increasing the size of the Lincolnshire Police family further over the years ahead.

If you wish to be considered for this exciting opportunity follow the process below. We currently have a number of intakes planned through 2021 and 2022 for which we are currently seeking applications.

To access our application form, please check that you meet the entry qualification requirement below.  

Entry qualifications

You must meet at least one of the bullet-pointed criteria highlighted in the sections below relating to your education, experience or language skills.

Education

  • Hold a level 3 qualification (or higher). This must be equivalent to A Level qualification/ NVQ level 3. If you’re not sure if you hold a level 3 qualification, you can find out more on www.gov.uk - what different qualification levels mean.; or
  • Possess a policing qualification approved by the Sector Skills Council for the Justice Sector; or

Experience

  • Be currently serving as a PCSO. You will have completed your PCSO Action Checklist, passed your probationary period at the time of application and be up to date with all mandatory training; or
  • Be currently serving as a Special Constable/VPCSO. You will have attained independent patrol status and will consistently have completed sixteen hours per month, You will need to be up to date with all mandatory training; or
  • Are currently serving with, or have previously served with the Armed Forces. You will have served for a minimum of two years, and your service must have been within the last five years (i.e. after 2015). You will have an exemplary reference; or

Language skills

  • Be able to demonstrate sufficient competence in a second language, particularly Eastern European languages, Arabic, Far Eastern Languages, Romanian and Bulgarian. If you are competent in any other languages, please contact the PC Recruitment team to discuss further; or
  • Be competent in communicating in British Sign Language and Makaton.

Please be advised that competence in a second language will be tested throughout the recruitment process

By clicking the link below, you confirm that you meet at least one of these qualification criteria.  You will then asked to confirm that you meet further eligibility criteria.

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