Could you be #MoreThanTheBadge?


Are you good with people, passionate about helping others and seeking an exciting career?

Kent Police is now recruiting!

Are you interested in a job where your every day priority is to protect the vulnerable and keep communities safe? 

If you enjoy a challenge, love variety and want to make a real difference to people’s lives then the role of Police Constable could be for you.

Kent Police is recruiting now and offers not only a career dedicated to protecting and serving our diverse communities countywide but also provides an opportunity to work as a team, progress as an individual and be supported through training and flexible learning in a wide range of specialist roles from rural policing to firearms and CID.

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Find out more about Positive Action initiatives at Kent Police  

“As a police officer you can really make a difference on a daily basis”, said Temporary Chief Inspector Dan Carter.

“Working for Kent Police enables you to protect vulnerable people in our communities while preventing and detecting crime. 

“The opportunities available to develop as an individual are vast, no day is the same and I am hugely proud of our role in making our county a safer place.”

Kent Police officers receive a starting salary of £24,518, potentially rising to £41,150 within their first seven years (including a yearly £2,000 South East allowance).
There are over 120 roles as a police officer alone. 

Officers can choose an area of specialism following their training (19 weeks) and two-year probation period. 

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They can also choose to move into different specialisms throughout their Kent Police career.

Find out more about joining Kent Police and our eligibility criteria  

If Kent Police is to be effective in preventing crime and bringing offenders to justice while maintaining the trust and confidence of the public, it needs to show that it reflects and understands the diverse communities that it serves. 

This applies not only in recruitment but across all promotional ranks and within specialist roles. This builds on the Chief Constables Mission of “Providing a first class service protecting and serving the people of Kent”.

It is therefore imperative that Kent Police is representative of our communities, and is seen as an employer of choice that attracts, develops and retains talented people from those diverse backgrounds.

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Find out more about transferring to Kent Police

Therefore Kent Police welcomes applications from across all diverse communities as demonstrated through our Positive Action initiatives.

If you are already working as a Police Officer within another force, Kent Police are also recruiting for existing officers looking for transferee opportunities.

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