The Police Service of Northern Ireland has today, Tuesday 2nd November, launched a recruitment campaign for up to 400 new student officers.
Discussing the launch, Deputy Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said: “This week sees the Police Service of Northern Ireland mark 20 years as an organisation. During this time, we have witnessed immense change not only within our Service but also as a society.
“The theme of this campaign is ‘Make it a Career’ and that’s exactly what we want people who are considering a career in policing to do. As we approach the 20th Anniversary of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, we want to focus on the future and the next generation of people who want to dedicate their careers to serving their local community.
“Policing is constantly changing and evolving and so are the requirements and demands of our police officers and police staff. Over the last few years, we have seen innovation in technology being introduced across our Service, which means that the very nature of how we keep people safe is constantly shifting.
“Anyone considering joining the Police will on completion of their 21 week training programme also be awarded an Advanced Diploma in Policing (Level 5), which is an undergraduate qualification accredited by Ulster University.
“The Police Service of Northern Ireland is looking for talented, dedicated people from all backgrounds and walks of life who can offer a wide range of skills. We are committed to being representative of the communities we serve and I would encourage anyone who is interested in a career in policing to log onto www.joinpsni.co.uk to find out more details.”
A multi-media advertising campaign will run for three weeks, from today until Friday 19th November and will include a range of adverts including targeted online, radio and outdoor.
The closing date for applications is Friday 19th November at 12 noon.
To apply, log on to joinpsni.co.uk where you will find everything you need to know about the application process. The website will also provide an insight into life as a Police Constable and what you can expect during and following your 21-weeks of training at the Police College, Garnerville. You can also follow @PoliceCollegeNI on Twitter to get an insight into the journey of current student officers as they work towards the completion of their training.