Joining with a degree (DHEP)

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We are open to expressions of interest to become a Police Officer.

Please submit all expressions of interest here.


Do you already have a degree or will you have obtained one in the next six months? If so, you can join us through the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). As this is a part of the Degree Holder Entry Programme, you must hold a full degree level qualification. This is equivalent to a level 6 qualification.

As a new police officer you’ll follow a two year training plan, learning on the job from experienced colleagues. This will be supported by training from our in-house team. After 37 weeks you’ll reach independent patrol status and when you finish your training you’ll have earned a graduate diploma in Professional Policing Practice.

It doesn’t matter what subject your degree is in. The important thing is that by earning one you’ve already demonstrated the ability to research, evaluate and present evidence.

Your starting salary will be £24,177 and £25,269 in year two. Within seven years of joining the salary will be £40,128.


Please see the following approximate recruitment timeline and structure


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We are working in partnership with The University of South Wales to deliver vocational workplace training that will enable you to be become a fully qualified Police Officer while actively supporting your community. Click below for more information about the academic modules and the course handbook.

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