Does anyone know how to become a police officer/detective?

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What does it take? Thanks
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Hi, sorry I don’t personally don’t know anything about getting into either of these careers, but I do know of some links that may help you.

Detective
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/detective
https://www.policenow.org.uk/nationa...ive-programme/

Police Officer
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/police-officer
https://nationalcareers.service.gov....police-officer

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Hi, sorry I don’t personally don’t know anything about getting into either of these careers, but I do know of some links that may help you.

Detective
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/detective
https://www.policenow.org.uk/nationa...ive-programme/

Police Officer
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/police-officer
https://nationalcareers.service.gov....police-officer

Hope that helps!
Thank you soo much
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Just be white and have a low shaven hair cut and you in
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Hey, you need to be a police officer before you can be a detective however I understand that some forces are now recruiting DC’s on a new programme however I am not 100% sure of how this works. All I know is you NEED a degree.

In terms of becoming a police officer, you now need a degree to do that too. However, you can now obtain a degree through the police by doing their 3 year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). So that means you would be paid and you would get a degree. I have been told by people who do it that it is very hard work! Alternatively you can go to university and then once you have your degree you can join up on the degree holders entry programme. I think I’m right in saying this is a 2 year course but don’t hold me to that as I’m probably wrong! Another awesome thing you can do while studying at uni is to become a Special Constable. Definitely look into this as it can give you a really good insight into the job without being ‘full time’ and completely career committed. The role of a special Constable is unique and if anything it will always look great on your CV no matter what career you decide to go into. (SC’s are voluntary (unpaid) police officer with all the same powers as regulars). You do have to be 18+ to join however I know some forces allow you to start applying at 17.

Best idea would be to have a look at your local forces website and check out their entry requirements in the recruitment section. Hope this has helped and feel free to ask if you have any other questions!
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