Police to recruit 600 new staff

Northumbria Police is launching its biggest recruitment campaign in nearly a decade - giving the public the chance to '˜be the difference'.

Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 12:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 13:39 pm
Police recruitment

Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC and Chief Constable Steve Ashman are paving the way for more than 600 recruits to join the force over the next three years.

There are 200 different roles open to officers at the force including work on patrol, on our roads and in some of our more specialist roles like dog handling, or working with police horses . There will also be a number of opportunities for new police staff and police volunteers.

Ms Baird said: “Now is a fantastic time to join Northumbria Police - the force is full of ambition to be the very best it can be and it’s important that we find talent from all backgrounds to help bring these ambitions to life and become even stronger.

“Crime has changed over the years and our officers demonstrate a range of skills, specialisms and experience in areas ranging from our much valued neighbourhood policing teams to the newer, fast-developing cyber-crime unit.

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“There really are more opportunities than ever before. I look forward to welcoming new recruits who will bring yet more talent and diversity to our excellent police force and help deliver the best possible policing service that the people of Northumbria expect and deserve.”

Ch Const Ashman said this wave of recruitment was one of the most significant campaigns in the recent history of Northumbria Police.

He said: “Deciding to become a police officer is a great career choice. It is a unique job which allows recruits the opportunity to serve our local communities and really make a difference to people’s lives. It is a career which provides fantastic options which means you can later specialise and choose to become a detective, work in motor patrols or become a firearms officer.

“Northumbria Police are rightly proud to be one of the best forces in the country and we are looking to recruit talented people from all backgrounds to be the difference in our communities.”

The force will be holding pop-up events across the force area where potential recruits will be given the chance to find out more information and ask questions about the careers that it offers.

From the applications submitted successful candidates will be enrolled into Northumbria’s training school in Newcastle before starting their two year probationary period.

To find out more information about the different roles you can apply for in the police visit http://careers.northumbria.police.uk/