Police Scotland is responsible for policing across the whole of Scotland, some 28,168 square miles, covering a third of the United Kingdom’s landmass with a unique range of urban, rural, island and remote communities.
It is the second largest force in the UK after the Metropolitan Police with a workforce of 23,000 officers and staff working together for the people of Scotland.
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.
Policing such a large and diverse territory is not an easy task! It takes a huge number of people from all sorts of different backgrounds with a wide range of skills and experience.
Do you have what it takes to be one of them? Find out if a career with Police Scotland is what you’re looking for and what kind of challenges, experiences and rewards you could have in store. Click the images above to browse the roles we’re recruiting for right now, find out more about each one and start your application today!
In return you can expect:
- A rewarding and varied career
- A competitive salary and an attractive pension scheme
- A range of family friendly policies including those that promote a work/life balance
- Excellent training, development and career progression opportunities
- Generous paid leave entitlement that increases with service
- A wide range of employee benefits
- Access to health and wellbeing services and advise across Police Scotland
- Interesting workplace deployments across Scotland
- To be part of and contribute to the provision of outstanding services across all sections of communities across Scotland.
Contact our recruitment teams:
Police staff recruitment – Contact the Talent Acquisition team at Recruitmentcentre@scotland.police.uk
Police officer recruitment – Contact the Police officer recruitment team at Policeofficerrecruitment@scotland.police.uk
Special constable recruitment – Contact the Special constable recruitment team at Recruitmentspecialconstables@scotland.police.uk
Positive action recruitment – Contact the positive action team at Recruitmentpositiveactionteam@scotland.police.uk