Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Police Constable (PC)


Job Description:

As an officer for Kent Police, you’ll have the opportunity to make a positive difference to our diverse communities. The most important part of your job will be to protect life, but you'll also build relationships with local communities, prevent, and detect crime, support victims and witnesses and keep people safe. Through our support and dedicated police training college, we'll prepare you for it all.

Starting salary range is £28,812 to £29,682 (this includes £3,000 South East allowance). Your salary will increase in yearly increments up to £43,032 within seven years, along with a number of other benefits.

If you're looking for a new challenge and want to be valued, you'll find everything you're looking for and more at Kent Police. With support to become the best you can be, you will have the opportunity to take on a range of roles, specialise in areas that interest you, and take advantage of progression opportunities.


Be #MoreThanTheBadge, be a Kent Police officer.


To apply

The four entry routes into policing are: 

  1. Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) – For those who already hold a degree
  2. Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) – For those who have A-levels
  3. Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) – For those with relevant work experience.
  4. Degree in professional policing (pre-join degree) – For those with/in their final year of an undergraduate degree in professional policing.



In addition to the above, you must also: 

  • have lived in the UK continuously for the last three years. This does not apply to those serving abroad with the British Armed Forces
  • have not been unsuccessful in an application for the same role with any home office force in the last six months
  • have a full UK category B manual driving licence. For a short time, we are accepting applications if you do not yet have a category B licence on the condition that you successfully pass your test within 35 weeks of the start of your training. You should note that if you do not obtain a full UK category B manual driving licence within this time it could result in termination of your employment. If you’re due to obtain your licence in the coming weeks, please mark this as pending on your application.

Kent Police are proud to ensure positive action as part of all our recruitment processes.

In line with our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy 2018-2022 we are particularly keen to increase the interest from diverse groups.

We are holding a number of recruitment and positive action workshops aimed at promoting awareness of the role of a police officer and encouraging applications from under-represented groups. This is to support our passion to ensure our workforce has the ability to reflect the diverse communities of Kent.