We are a small and busy force that offers a lot of experience due to the wide range of crimes we see compared to our policing counterparts, which makes us unique. At Bedfordshire Police you are not just a number, you will develop with the close knit team that surrounds you and there will always be someone to support you through the ups and downs of policing.
Every day is different. Ask any of our officers why they like their job, and chances are, that’s the answer you’ll get. Policing is a career that delivers both personal satisfaction and the opportunity to make a real and visible difference within the community.
It’s a challenging 24/7 service and you will work a range of shifts, including nights, as we cover 365 days of the year. You may not always be there for Christmas, birthdays or holidays, but what you will get is the satisfaction of working in a job like no other.
The role of a police officer is critical in maintaining public safety and order and you will handle things most people never experience in their lives. Your mental, emotional and physical capabilities will be tested as you deal with difficult and, on occasion, violent individuals. At times you will be working alone on patrol and you will maintain a professional approach throughout, no matter what the situation.
You’ll be part of a unique organisation, working with inspiring colleagues who understand the risks and rewards of the job.
You’ll be highly trained and well-supported throughout your service as you help countless people through some of the most difficult situations they have faced, supporting victims and witnesses and providing reassurance in the community.
Everyone at Bedfordshire Police takes personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish.
A three-year programme where student officers can start their career in policing. They will learn the basics of policing whilst gaining a fully funded degree, with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), and earning a full-time wage.