recruitment event

Further dates of Discover Your Journey events

  • Saturday 20th April, 11.00am till 3.00pm - Nelson Stret Police Station, Mounthooly Way, Aberdeen, AB24 5EQ

Contact details for all events as shown in poster above

Dundee Intro to Policing June 2019 events

Candidate Briefing Sessions

Police Scotland Recruitment are hosting candidate briefing sessions for those who are currently eligible and interested in pursuing a career as a Police Officer and for those who want to find out more about volunteering to become one of our Special Constables. If you are thinking of applying, then these are must not miss sessions.

Here are some of the comments received from people who have attended one of our briefing sessions:

The event gave me confidence to know what information is appropriate for my application form.

The people running the event made me feel more confident about applying.

Enjoyable session, extremely informative but light hearted at the same time.

Informative, welcoming, professional and reassuring event.

Very helpful, glad I attended before I submitted my application.  

Special Constable Recruitment

A Special Constable is a part-time, volunteer officer who has the same powers as a police officer. They work alongside regular officers, patrol the street, police public events including football matches and demonstrations to prevent crime and interact with all sections of the community. You can find out more in the Special Constables section.

The next intake is likely to be June / September 2019. Candidates interesting in becoming a Special Constable in A, D, P and N Divisions should submit their applications via the Police Scotland website to

Special Constable - Recruitment Information Events / Evenings (A Division) 

A Division Special Constables Coordinator will be hosting Information Events / Evenings on various dates over the coming months for anyone interested in the role of Special Constable.

Participants will be given details about the application process by officers, as well as details of the various stages of the recruitment process along with a question and answer session.

To secure a place at an Information Evening or for more information, please email

Giving your name, address, date of birth and contact telephone number.

Thursday 25th April - 1500 - 1900 – Fraserburgh - NESCOL (North East College)

Wednesday 8th May - 1000 - 1400 – Aberdeen - NESCOL (North East College)

Wednesday 8th May - 1830 - 2030 - Inverurie Police office

Thursday 23rd May - 1830 - 2030 - Peterhead Police office

Saturday 25th May - 1300 - 1500 - Ellon Police office.

Please note that a limited number of spaces are available.

Our Positive Action Team

Have you ever considering joining the Police as a Constable or as a volunteer Special Constable? What’s stopped you from applying?
We run Police Scotland Positive Action Days where you can learn first hand the full recruitment process. We aim to dispel any rumours or misconceptions and alleviate any concerns you may have about becoming a Police Officer or volunteer Special Constable.

Police Scotland's Positive Action Team are based at Jackton and provide support to people across Scotland from under represented groups who are considering a career in policing.  The team work in particular with people from ethnic minority communities and are keen to hear from anyone interested in becoming a police officer.  

To speak to the team contact or call us on 01355 566683. 

[The above contact details are not monitored outwith office hours, to report a crime call 101 and in an emergency call 999.]