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TVP Opens Police Officer Recruitment

on Mon, 26/07/2021 - 5:49pm

Thames Valley Police (TVP) is actively looking for people to ‘be the difference they want to see’ in their communities, as Police Officer recruitment re-opens.

The force is now accepting expressions of interest for both Police Constable entry routes, ahead of applications opening for those with a degree qualification on 8 August via the Police Constable-Degree Holder Entry Programme (PC-DHEP). This will be followed by an opportunity for those who do not hold a degree to join via the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) on 1 September.  

Since introducing the new Police Constable entry routes in 2019, in partnership with Bucks New University (BNU), TVP have recruited over 170 new officers from a wide variety of backgrounds. In the past 12 months, 43.4% of those new joiners have been female, whilst 14.3% of new joiners have been from Black, Asian or Minority-Ethnic backgrounds; this is progress as the force works towards fully representing the communities it serves.

Our new student officers have ranged in age from 19 to 51, bringing with them a wide variety of previous life and work experience including community mental health support, the military, retail and leisure, foster care, the prison service, the travel industry, teaching, animal welfare, as well as university graduates and college-leavers; demonstrating that policing continues to appeal to a wide range of people.

Despite their many differences, our new recruits all share a common purpose; to serve the public, protect our communities and keep people safe; it is this natural affinity to help others that we are looking for now.

Policing is a challenging yet rewarding career. It offers opportunity for progression and specialization, plus unrivalled camaraderie and team spirit. It is not easy though; we serve the public 24/7, 365, demand is high and the reality is that you are dealing with people often at the worst moment of their lives who will be looking to you for support.   

Does this sound like you or someone you know, who can make a positive impact in the community?

Register your interest today: To find out more about a policing career with TVP – including the realities of working on Response and more about initial training and to register your interest in applying please visit:

From a TVP email received 26/7/21