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.

Candidates who are currently in the recruitment system will have received communication from their local Recruitment Centre with an update regarding the recruitment process for 2020 entry.  

Your recruitment teams are currently working hard with a new timetable of recruitment activities to move your application through the system.   

Please also note that our focus is currently very much about ensuring a smooth return to recruitment action.  Therefore, we are not able to respond to your personal requests for status updates.  We ask you remain patient.

For new applicants to Police Scotland, please also be advised there may be some delay in progressing you through the recruitment stages as we work through all of your applications.  

Please refer to this page for updates.

Police Recruitment Team – Jackton

01355 566350 

Police Recruitment Team – Aberdeen 

01224 306684