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    As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, we have had to revise our recruitment and training programmes, including placing a temporary suspension on all face to face selection activity.

    You may continue to submit an application form however please be advised there will be a delay in this being progressed.

    If you have already submitted an application you will receive an email advising of the current position with your application.


    We will continue to prioritise applications based on resourcing demands.

    We remain particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who are willing to be posted to N Division – Highland and Islands and L Division – Argyll.

    If you intend to submit an application with U Division – Ayrshire or V Divison – Dumfries and Galloway please contact the recruitment team before doing so as there are currently limited opportunities in these areas.

    Our teams are operating a reduced coverage at present so please be aware you may experience a delay in receiving a response if you contact us – we will respond as soon as we can.

    Please refer to this page for updates.

    Police Recruitment Team – Jackton

    01355 566350

    Police Recruitment Team – Aberdeen 

    01224 306684

    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

    • 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.

    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.