05/09/2019

Police officer recruitment is now open!

Cleveland Police has today launched recruitment to take on more than 100 officers.

Budding police officers can apply online now at careers.cleveland.police.uk and the first 400 applications will be accepted.

The recruitment ties in with today’s national campaign launch by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) following the Government’s announcement of additional police officers across the country.

Cleveland Police has a recruitment plan that is focused on ensuring that the Force represents the communities that it serves and applications are welcome from underrepresented groups.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Graham said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who may be interested in a career which is as challenging as it is rewarding. There is no other job like it for being able to change people’s lives for the better.

“We know there are talented people in Cleveland and the local area who have considered becoming a police officer. We are looking for a diverse group of people who have the utmost integrity, who want to make a positive difference to prevent and detect crime, and protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

“We are already recruiting in excess of 100 police officers this financial year to support our vision to deliver outstanding policing for our communities by relentlessly focusing on prevention, solving problems and tackling criminals.

“The Government’s announcement of additional officers on top of this is great news and very welcome. As a Force we know policing success isn’t just about numbers, it’s much more complicated, and we are working hard to ensure that our officers are supported by appropriate working practices, planning and leadership.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “This recruitment campaign is welcome news to the communities of Cleveland. In every meeting I attend police officer visibility is the most requested need, it’s fundamental to keeping people safe and as a result forms a key part of my Police and Crime Plan. The Chief Constable must ensure he has the maximum number of officers available to him within the constraints of the funding situation we face. I will continue to use feedback from the community to ensure officers are put to best use.”

NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt said: “Today’s recruitment campaign launch, and the Government funding to deliver it, represents a significant opportunity for policing. This net increase in officers will help us provide a better service to the public, reduce crime, and ease the unprecedented pressure on our people. It will also help us to accelerate our plans to improve diversity in policing.

“It also opens up the exciting opportunity for a career in policing to many more people.  If you want a varied career and to make a positive difference in your community, policing could be for you. We want to attract people from a range of backgrounds with a range of skills who will complement the able, professional officers and staff currently working across policing to keep people safe.”