Category Archives: Police

National Police Selection Process: Relevant or Irrelevant?

When joining the Police Service in Britain, you’ll need to pass a number of different selection stages. These can differ depending on the constabulary that you are applying to; but every candidate will need to attend what is known as the National Police Assessment Centre. During this assessment centre, you’ll have to pass a variety […]

Metropolitan Police Officer Selection Process: The Ultimate Guide

In order to work for the Metropolitan Police, the UK’s largest police force, you’ll need to prove that you have what it takes to work in an extremely challenging, elite environment. Every day, Metropolitan Police Officers are faced with unique and dangerous problems to overcome. Operating within the confines of the city of London, Metropolitan […]

Why you Should Take a Police Officer Course

As you will know, the selection process for becoming a Police Officer in the UK is extremely competitive. Out of the tens of thousands who apply each year, only around 20% of prospective candidates are successful. This blog will explain to you how attending a Police Officer course can massively boost your chances of success, […]

Police Officer Recruitment: The Ultimate Career Guide

Have you ever wondered how to join the UK Police Service? For newcomers, the process of police officer recruitment can be quite intimidating. With a wide range of tests, units and different constabularies to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start looking or what the best option is for you. Well, you’re in […]

Pros and Cons of Becoming a Police Officer

The Police Service is one of the most respected and trusted organisations in the UK. As a Police Officer, you would be responsible for safeguarding the residents of the community that you are policing, and instilling a sense of trust. But what are the pros and cons of becoming a police officer? How2Become decided to […]

Police Careers: What Jobs Are Available?

Despite the recent austerity measures and the on-going Government cuts, there are still plenty of job opportunities within the UK police force. Naturally, when anyone mentions or discusses working for the police, we automatically think of the police constable. However, there are in fact many different types of police careers, that go into making an […]

What Is A Police Communications Officer?

A Police Communications Officer (or police comms) is the first point of contact for all 999 emergency and high priority calls for police assistance.  It is estimated that around 80,000 emergency calls are made within the UK every single day.  The role of a Police Communications Officer is a wide and varied position comprising early, […]

New Police Officer Interview Questions – August 2015 Onwards

As of August 2015 the college of policing in the UK amended the police officer recruitment interview question format. This article provides candidates with details information and advice on how to prepare effectively for the new format, which includes both motivational and value based questions, in addition to the past behaviour questions. The new style […]