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Police Officer - What's it like?
Want to do something worthwhile? Like to give something back to your community? Then a career in the police force could be for you.

Become a Special Constable with Northumbria Police
The Special Constabulary is a form of community service like no other. Why not volunteer as a Special Constable and support the work of your police force in the community?

Northumbria Police - Working for us
Find out more about a career with Northumbria Police and current job vacancies.

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Police jobs and careers


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When you join Northumbria Police as a Police Constable you must complete a two year probationary programme.

After this, you can apply through a selection procedure to move to a specialist role. There are hundreds of options to choose from and the choice is yours. Here are just a few examples:

Two police officers on horsesDog handler A man dusting for finger prints

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Mounted section
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Dog section
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Scenes of crime officer








Safety OfficerA drugs raidA police offficer performing a vehicle speed check

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Public order
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Area support group
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Camera enforcement








A police vehicle at the scene of a collisionA firearms officerMembers of police staff working in an office

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Collision investigation
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Firearms
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Major incident







Football UnitLegal balanceA camera and pair of binoculars

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Football intelligence
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Public protection
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Surveillance



CourtNeighbourhood officerA police officer on the metro system

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CID
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Neighbourhood teams
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Metro unit







A police boatPolice CarAir Support

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Marine unit
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Traffic
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Air support