Cleveland Police in call for new recruits

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A POLICE force is to launch a recruitment drive for people to join their team.

Cleveland Police will be accepting applications from prospective new recruits from Monday.

Applications can only be made online.

The call for new recruits follows the re-start of a recruitment campaign which was launched last May.

Acting Chief Constable Iain Spittal said: “We are delighted to be offering candidates the opportunity to apply for the position of Police Constable for our September 2015 and March 2016 intakes. We will be accepting applications from Monday 16th February until Monday 2nd March or until 2000 applications are received (whichever occurs first).

“In addition to recruiting student officers we are also in the process of seeking applications from serving officers in other forces who wish to join Cleveland Police.

“This is an excellent opportunity for people who are looking for a career that is challenging, provides first class training and will present opportunities for progression into specialist policing.

“We are looking to recruit the best and if you believe you have what it takes to be part of our team then we would like to hear from you.”

The recruitment process includes the national Police Officer competency based application form, assessment centre for shortlisted candidates and a formal in force interview. Once this is completed candidates will progress to the recruitment phase which includes fitness test, medical, vetting, references and financial checks.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger said: “We have set out our long-term financial plan and aim to recruit 80 officers over the next financial year 2015/16.

“The process to become an officer is challenging and demanding but we are looking for individuals who can meet the national standard, deliver exceptional service and keep our communities safe, in return we offer a rewarding career full of interesting and new experiences.”

To find out how to apply for the role of police officer - visit the Cleveland Police website where a guidance document which must be read is available prior to completing the application.

The website link for information on how to apply will be live at 1.00pm Friday 13/2/15