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Why become a Hertfordshire police officer?

We asked our serving police officers why you should join Hertfordshire Constabulary. Their answer? It’s the best!

Many of them had applied following a friend’s recommendation or having spoken to positive and welcoming serving officers while they’re out and about. They say our officers speak much more highly of our force than others, particularly about our inclusive approach.

As one of the smaller police forces, the fact that as a Herts police officer you’re treated as an individual, not a number, comes up all the time. We are small enough to care, but big enough to give you a varied career as there are a vast number of opportunities on offer, from becoming a detective to a dog handler, armed response or community cop.

The combination of urban and rural policing appeals – Hertfordshire is a beautiful county with a population of around 1.2 million people.

One thing’s for sure, as a Hertfordshire police officer you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a truly fulfilling career and work your way up the ranks. Oh, and we pay more than most other places, too! Join as a graduate with a degree, or as an apprentice earning £27,280 from day one.

Being a police officer is both rewarding and challenging. You’ll sometimes need to operate outside of your comfort zone and handle difficult or complex situations, supporting victims and witnesses and providing reassurance in the community.

You’ll need team working skills and great people skills, remaining calm and patient with members of the public, particularly in stressful or volatile situations.

As a police officer you will make a real difference in your community, reducing crimes and making people safer.


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