The Cleveland Police application form will be hosted on our e-recruitment system. Please ensure you complete the application form fully. It is very important that you follow the instructions and submit the form within the required timescales, please note that incomplete forms will not be accepted.
You will receive a notification regarding the outcome of your application and if you are successful you will be invited to complete the National Sift.
We will check your eligibility to be a Special Constable.
Your answers will decide whether your application progresses to the next stage.
Step 3: National sift
The national sift consists of two exercises. These reflect the competencies and values relevant to the role of a police constable. You will be asked to complete a situational judgement test (SJT) and a behavioural style questionnaire.
This will be based around the Force Values and the Code of Ethics. More information will be available regarding this stage closer to the time.
Step 4 - Pre employment checks
If you pass the assessment centre you will be put forward for the following checks:
Biometrics - this will involve taking fingerprints and a DNA sample and checks made against the appropriate databases. If you are successfully appointed, your DNA profiles and fingerprints will be held on the Police Elimination Database. If you are not appointed, all copies and records will be destroyed. If you refuse to give a sample we will not be able to proceed with your application.
Medical & Eyesight Checks - we will ask to you complete a medical questionnaire and attend a health assessment by our occupational health team.
Security vetting and Financial Checks - all candidates will be subject to our vetting procedures and financial checks.
Drug Test - we also require you to undertake drug screening; this will take the form of a hair sample.
Fitness Test - You will be asked to run to and fro along a 15 metre distance in time with a series of bleeps (known as 'The Bleep Test') and achieve level 5.4. The timing between bleeps is slow at first but the bleep becomes faster as the test progresses.
Step 5 - Formal Offer and Training
Once you have successfully completed all of the pre-employment checks, you will be allocated a place on a training course and provided with your formal offer.