Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe has highlighted the opportunities to join Warwickshire Police as a new student police officer, as the deadline for applications comes closer.
It comes as part of his commitment to see the numbers of officers available to the force increase to 1,100 by 2022.
The recruitment campaign to fill 40 student officer posts was launched by the force at the beginning of June and potential applicants have until the end of the month to apply.
Successful applicants will become part of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme (PCDA).
PCDA is ideal for those starting their career or looking for a change. The three year programme offers the opportunity to:
- Serve as a Police Constable from day one
- Make a difference to people in Warwickshire communities
- Earn a salary starting at £22,065 and rising to over £25,000 in the final year
- Study for a fully funded Staffordshire University degree in Professional Policing Practice
- Be part of the Warwickshire Police family ethos, with on-going training, personal development, support and guidance throughout
- Take the first step in a long term policing career where progression opportunities are huge and varied
Warwickshire Police is keen to recruit people of all backgrounds, cultures and experiences to build a diverse and effective police service representative of Warwickshire communities.
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said: “I have pledged to boost police numbers further across Warwickshire, as I want to see extra officers help to increase the capacity and capability of the force. It’s something that residents have welcomed with previous increases in police numbers and I know they will welcome again as numbers continue to go up.
“These student officers will be part of the programme which will ultimately see the total number of officers the Chief Constable has available hit the 1,100 mark, the highest level ever seen in Warwickshire.”
Mr Seccombe added: “Becoming a police officer is a great way to serve your local community and make a real difference to the lives of local people, keeping communities safe and helping to protect people from harm.
“It also is a great way to get new skills, become part of a caring police family and launch a long career with many and varied opportunities to progress.
“I’m keen to see a wide and varied range of applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures to ensure that frontline policing is fully reflective of the communities Warwickshire Police serves. There’s still time to put in an application, so if you think a career as police officer is for you, please go online to find out more.”