How to Apply - Police Officers

You can download all associated application forms and guidance notes from this page. These are editable documents which you will need to download, save and complete.

Please submit the following completed forms to us at

1. Application Form 

2. Vetting Form

3. Equality & Diversity Form 

4. Posting Preference Questionnaire

Due to the high volume of applications already received and to enable recruitment activities to focus on our projected demand levels over the coming months, with effect from 10 July 2017 the following divisions will temporarily not be available for selection by new applicants: G, Q, K, U and L (West Dunbartonshire only). Further information is available by clicking here.

All four forms must be submitted together. Incomplete submissions will not be progressed and will be returned to you. 

When submitting your form by email please indicate in the subject field of your email the Command Area that you live in e.g. Police application - North Command/West Command/Out With Scotland, or alternatively you can *send your completed forms to:

Police Scotland Recruitment
Training and Recruitment Centre
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8GR

*please ensure you affix sufficient postage

Please do not submit a hard copy application if you have already submitted the application electronically and vice versa.

Should you require any information or assistance with your application then please email us at or call us at 01355 566350 (recruiting enquiries only, please call 101 for other non-emergency enquiries).

Please ensure that you read all the relevant sections of the website particularly the eligibility and selection process before proceeding with your application. Our Code of Ethics is available our About Us section.

Important note – PDF files on this page require a PDF reader and you may be required to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader X1 before you save the files to your computer. Use the links at the bottom of this page. Please be aware that standard apple mac software is not compatible with these files.  

Please do not submit your forms in any other format other than PDF.

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If you would like this information in an alternative format or language - please phone us on 101 to discuss your needs.