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    COVID-19

    Please be advised that Police Scotland are reviewing recruitment processes in light of Government restrictions and currently introducing precautionary measures to mitigate against the spread of infection.

    If you are scheduled to attend an assessment and are experiencing symptoms consistent with Coronavirus, please do not attend the Recruitment Centre but instead notify a Recruitment Officer of your non-attendance.  

    Aberdeen Recruitment Office - 01224 306663 

    Jackton Recruitment Office - 01355 566350 

    Further updates will be provided by Police Scotland Recruitment on this page.

    CANCELLATION OF RECRUITMENT EVENTS

    Please note the following recruitment events have been cancelled until further notice.  Updates will be provided by Police Scotland Recruitment on this and our social media pages of new dates:

    Thursday 19 March 2020, Introduction to Policing Programme - Dunfermline Police Station

    Saturday 21 March 2020, Women Only Recruitment Event - Jackton 

    Saturday 28 March 2020, LGBT East Event - Fettes Police Station

    Thursday 2 April 2020, Introduction to Policing Programme - Dumbarton Police Station


    With immediate effect, Police Scotland are suspending all Standard Entrance Exams, Fitness Tests, Assessment Days, SMTs and Medicals until further notice.  If you are due to attend an appointment at one of our Recruitment Centres or with Optima Health you will receive an email to confirm cancellation.  
    Applications to Police Scotland Regulars and Special Constable entry remain open. 
    We will continue to review the recruitment process in accordance with Government guidelines.  Please continue to monitor the website for further updates.

    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 Scotland are currently  updating the Recruitment Process for Police Officers and Special Constables. Further information will be placed here shortly. For enquiries in the meantime please contact:

    Aberdeen Recruitment Office - 01224 306663

    Jackton Recruitment Office - 01355 566350



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