Events

Candidate Briefing Sessions

Police Scotland Recruitment are hosting candidate briefing sessions for those who are currently eligible and interested in pursuing a career as a Police Officer and for those who want to find out more about volunteering to become one of our Special Constables. If you are thinking of applying, then these are must not miss sessions.

Here are some of the comments received from people who have attended one of our briefing sessions:

The event gave me confidence to know what information is appropriate for my application form.

The people running the event made me feel more confident about applying.

Enjoyable session, extremely informative but light hearted at the same time.

Informative, welcoming, professional and reassuring event.

Very helpful, glad I attended before I submitted my application.  

West

Police Scotland Central Recruitment Team are hosting a candidate briefing session for anyone wishing to apply for the role of Police Constable or Special Constable.

Would you like to find out more about the role and receive some helpful hints and guidance to assist you throughout the selection process? If so we would be delighted if you could attend. Subjects covered will include the Application Form, Multi Stage Fitness Test, Standard Entrance Test, Initial Interview and we will also cover the additional parts that would be required if you wanted to later apply to become a Regular Officer, including Assessment Centre and Final Interview. You will also have the opportunity to speak to one of our team in person.

On the day all attendees MUST bring photographic identification, i.e. passport/driving license. A notebook and pen to take notes would be beneficial.

Please avoid bringing any bags as these may be subject to a search.

  • Wednesday 20th June, 1800-1815 hours. Event likely to conclude about 2030 hours. Police Scotland, SPC Jackton, Divisional Headquarters, Cornwall Mount, Dumfries, DG1 1PZ.
Please note there are no parking facilities at this venue. 

This event is specifically for candidates who will be in a position to elect V Division (Dumfries and Galloway) as one of their posting preferences.

To secure your place, please reply to the following email no later than Friday 15th June 2018.

policerecruitingunitglasgow@scotland.pnn.police.uk

You must provide your name, date of birth, address and contact telephone number. If you are being accompanied by anyone you must also supply their details

Please note that a limited number of spaces are available.


East

Have you thought about applying for the role of Police Constable or Special Constable? Would you like to find out more about the roles, how to apply and also receive some helpful hints and tips to assist you throughout the selection process? If so we would be delighted if you would like to attend one of our candidate briefing sessions as below. 

To secure your place, please email your name, contact telephone number, address and email address to policerecruitingunitglasgow@scotland.pnn.police.uk 

Further events will be advertised shortly. 

North

Candidate Briefing Sessions

  • Thursday 5 April 1700 - 1900 - Old Perth Road Police Station, Inverness IV2 3SY. Please arrive at 1645 hours.
  • Wednesday 13th June 1700 - 1900 - Nelson Street Police Office, Mounthooly Way, Aberdeen, AB24 5EQ.  Please arrive at 1645 hours and note there is no parking available at this police station.

Interview Skills Workshop

  • Wednesday 25 April  1700 - 1900  - Old Perth Road Police Station, Inverness IV2 3SY.  Please arrive at 1645 hours.
  • Wednesday 9 May  1100 - 1300 - Baluniefield Police Station, Baluniefield Drive, Dundee DD4 8UT. Please arrive at 1045 hours and note no parking is available at this police station.
  • Wednesday 16 May  1700 - 1900 - Nelson Street Police Station, Mounthooly Way, Aberdeen AB24 5EQ. Please arrive at 1645 hours and note no parking is available at this police station - PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

These events are open to unsuccessful candidates and those attending the Stage 2 Interview for the first time. Candidates are advised to book place once they have successfully passed the Standard Entrance Tests.

To book a place on either event, please send an email to:

PoliceRecruitmentAberdeen@scotland.pnn.police.uk

You must also provide your name, date of birth, address and contact telephone number and indicate if you are re-applying or a new applicant.

On the day, attendees must bring photographic identification, i.e. passport/driving licence. Please avoid bringing any bags, as these may be subject to a search.


Special Constable Recruitment

A Special Constable is a part-time, volunteer officer who has the same powers as a police officer. They work alongside regular officers, patrol the street, police public events including football matches and demonstrations to prevent crime and interact with all sections of the community. You can find out more in the Special Constables section.

North East Division (Aberdeen City/Shire and Moray) are actively recruiting Special Constables. There are two further intakes this year in June and August.  

Candidates interesting in becoming a Special Constable should submit their applications as soon as possible via the Police Scotland website/recruitment.


D Division (Dundee, Perth & Kinross) are actively recruiting Special Constables. There are two further intakes this year in June and August.

Candidates interesting in becoming a Special Constable should submit their applications as soon as possible via the Police Scotland website/recruitment.

Two recruitment days have been organised at Blauniefield Police station, Dundee to allow candidates to progress through the recruitment process:

Monday 21 May - Fitness Test & Standard Entrance Test 

Wednesday 6 June - Interviews 


N Division(Highland & Islands) are actively recruiting Special Constables. 

Candidates interesting in becoming a Special Constable must first apply via the Police Scotland website/recruitment. All suitable applications will be invited to the first stage of the recruitment process held at Divisional Headquarters, Old Perth Road, Inverness.  Alternative arrangements can be made for candidates from the islands

Further information regarding the role of a Special Constable or queries regarding the recruitment days/training can be obtained from PC Lynn Steele, Recruitment Constable, TN 01224 306667 or by email Policerecruitmentaberdeen@scotland.pnn.police.uk



Our Positive Action Team

Have you ever considering joining the Police as a Constable or as a volunteer Special Constable? What’s stopped you from applying?
We run Police Scotland Positive Action Days where you can learn first hand the full recruitment process. We aim to dispel any rumours or misconceptions and alleviate any concerns you may have about becoming a Police Officer or volunteer Special Constable.

Police Scotland's Positive Action Team are based at Jackton and provide support to people across Scotland from under represented groups who are considering a career in policing.  The team work in particular with people from ethnic minority communities and are keen to hear from anyone interested in becoming a police officer.  

To speak to the team contact recruitmentpositiveactionteam@scotland.pnn.police.uk or call us on 01355 566683. 

[The above contact details are not monitored outwith office hours, to report a crime call 101 and in an emergency call 999.]