STAFFORDSHIRE Police have this week started the recruitment process for a number of new police constables to join the force in 2016.
The news of Staffordshire’s recruitment comes less than a month after West Midlands Police announced it needed to axe up to 2,500 officer and civilian staff positions over the next fours years to meet £120m in savings.
Chief Constable Jane Sawyers has said: “Few jobs are more rewarding and challenging than that of a police officer. From day one you’ll be helping to fight crime and protect the public.
“As a police constable, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet people and set out on a career path that could see you specialise as a firearms officer, dog handler, traffic officer, detective or the trusted, familiar face of policing in the community.
“We need people who are good communicators with a calm, confident personality; problem solvers; team players; and people who easily build relationships, respect other people and appreciate views from communities across the county. We find these in people from all communities and we therefore welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate these skills and attributes.”
Those who want to become a police officer must complete an on-line pre-application questionnaire which can be found on http://socsi.in/qs29f.
Those who are eligible to apply after completing the pre-application questionnaire will be sent an application pack.
The exact number of recruits and starting date for their training will only be established in the recruitment process.
The pre-application questionnaire will close on Friday 4th Sept at midday, all those wishing to apply must have completed this process before the deadline.
It is strongly recommended that anyone who is considering applying, should spend plenty of time on the questionnaire. It not only confirms eligibility to apply, but also helps applicants to understand some of the demands of the role of police constable.