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How do you go about becoming a Police Officer in the UK?

Oddly enough, I can't find a straight answer to the question anywhere. Obviously I can't go to the Job Centre and fill out an application form. So how would I apply or become a Police officer in the UK. I live in the North West if it makes any difference. I'm 18 and about to finish college. I was also considering doing a service in the Army, for 4 - 8 years, depending if I like it, would this increase my chances of working for the Police?

Asked By: - 9/17/2010
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Due to cuts and all that, most police recruitment will actually be closed for about 2-4 years. All the police really ask for is being of good moral character, having life experience and being literate and having good numeracy skills. (a grade C or above in Maths/English GCSE demonstrates this, but don't worry too much... More
Answered By: Nom Nom Munch - 9/17/2010
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Just google for joing the police uk and you'll find this. It gives you all the answers: http://www.policecouldyou.co.uk/
Answered By: probablygraham - 9/17/2010
 
Google which ever is your local police force and click on recruitment.
Answered By: Ello Guv - 9/17/2010
 
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