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Police officer recruitmentIn Essex Police, we have officers from all different backgrounds in a variety of roles protecting and serving the wonderfully diverse communities in Essex.

Our officers are from military, retail, office and teaching backgrounds to name just a few. Whatever their background, their skills have brought something unique and valuable to their officer role.

Driven by their motivation to keep people safe, our officers pride themselves on acting with integrity and honesty and are guided by a high moral compass.

Our officers fit the bill, could you?

Starting salary £24,518 with the potential to rise to £41,150 within your first 7 years (these figures include a yearly £2,000 South East allowance).

Am I eligible to apply?

For more detailed information about the above criteria please see our guide: ‘Becoming a Police Constable in Essex'.

Applicants will only be considered if they meet the above essential criteria.

A more detailed list of the required eligibility criteria can be found in our guide: ‘Becoming a Police Constable in Essex’. You must read this document before you apply as it will give you background information on policing in Essex and detail the eligibility criteria and the recruitment process.

You should also read the 'Policing Professional Framework' document which details the competencies for the role of a police officer.

Before you apply

The application process

Applying to be a police officer

When applying to be a Police Officer with Essex Police, our applicants progress through seven stages. We have listed them below to help you understand the process you are about to embark on.  

Not sure yet?

Ready? - Begin your application now

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