Joining without a degree (PCDA)

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

Please submit all expressions of interest here.


As a new police officer you’ll follow a three 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 degree in Professional Policing Practice.

Your starting salary is £18,450 and once you have achieved independent patrol status (approx week 37 from appointment) this will rise to £24,177 and £25,269 in year three. 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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