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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

    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

    • Police Scotland Youth Volunteers

      Information on how you can get involved with the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers for 13-17 year olds which has expanded to all 14 divisions.