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    This section of the website is designed to allow you to find out about a career in Police Scotland, whether as a Police Officer, a Special Constable or as a member of civilian Police Staff.

    Police Officers

    • Selection Process

      Our selection processes identify the very best applicants.  Find out more about each stage of the selection process here.

    • Training

      Probationary training lasts for two years and is undertaken at various locations. It continues to be a key aspect of your work.

    • A Summary of Our Police Officer Recruitment Q&A

      On Tuesday 14th October, Police Scotland held a Q&A event on Facebook for people who were considering a career with us. Here is a summary of the Q&A.

    Police Staff

    • Who are Police Staff?

      Hundreds of vital roles exist to support front line Police Officers.  Who are they and what jobs do they do?

    • Entrance criteria

      To join us as Police Staff you must meet certain criteria.  Find out the minimum requirements here before you apply.

    • Selection Process For Staff

      To ensure your application is processed quickly and efficiently, make sure you follow these important steps.

    • Training and Induction

      When you join us you'll take part in our induction course. We're committed to helping staff develop in their roles.

    Special Constables

    • What makes a good Special Constable?

      Commitment, enthusiasm, confidence, maturity and great interpersonal skills are just some of the special aptitudes we're looking for.

    • The Selection Process

      We are currently recruiting for Special Constables. There are two intakes per year. Find out more about each stage of the Special Constable selection process here.

    • Frequently Asked Questions

      Answers to common questions about becoming a Special Constable.

    Police Scotland Youth Volunteers

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      Police Scotland Youth Volunteers

      How you can get involved with the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers which is expanding to all 14 divisions across Scotland and is for those aged 13-17.