Intro to Policing Edinburgh

We are also running two women only events, which will provide an insight into the role of a police officer/special constable. Women are currently under-represented in the Police and it is hoped the event will inspire you to consider a career in policing. During the day you will hear from serving officers about their personal journey before and during their career in Police Scotland, receive inputs from specialist departments, speak to police officers and learn
about the recruitment process.

The dates are:

Inverness Police Office
Old Perth Road
Inverness, IV2 3SY
9:30am - 3.30pm
Saturday 5 October 2019

Nelson Street Police Office
Aberdeen, AB24 5EQ
9.30 - 3.30pm
Sunday 6 October 2019

*Both events are now fully booked.*

For more information and  to reserve a space please   Providing your name and contact number.

LGBTI Focussed Event

Discover Your Journey

Police Scotland Recruitment are hosting Discover Your Journey recruitment days 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.

Tuesday 8th October, Fettes Police Office, Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 1RB (1800 - 2100)

Saturday 9th November - Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0WP (10.30am - 4pm)

Thursday 24th October - Glenrothes Police Station, Detroit Road, Glenrothes, KY6 2RJ (6pm - 9pm)


To reserve a space please email

PLEASE NOTE this is not a drop in session and there are no parking spaces at the Police Station but sufficient parking in surrounding streets.

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 February / March 2020. Candidates wishing to be considered for this intake should submit their applications by 30th September 2019 to the following email address:

D/P Division - Recruitment Days (Baluniefield Police Office, Dundee)

  • Wednesday 11 September
  • Tuesday 15 October
  • Wednesday 20 November

N Division - Recruitment Days (Old Perth Road, Inverness)

  • Monday 23 September
  • Thursday 14 November
  • Wednesday 11 December

A Division - Nelson street Police office, Aberdeen

Applications will be invited for SET and interviews on pre-arranged dates.

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.

Please note that a limited number of spaces are available. 

A Division 

North East Division, Special Constabulary are holding Information Evenings over the coming months. 

  • Wednesday 18th September - 1830 - 2030 – Elgin, Police Station
  • Wednesday 2nd October - 1830 - 2030 - Fraserburgh, Police Station
  • Wednesday 30th October - 1830 - 2030 - Nelson Street Police Station, Aberdeen
  • Wednesday 20th Novemver - 1830 - 2030 - Inverurie, Police Station


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.]