About College of Policing

Over the past few years, the UK has restructured police recruitment throughout the country based on the hiring process developed by the College of Policing. Many forces have opted to use this process, but some forces still use their own. Learn about the hiring process and how to prepare, as well as the common roles police forces recruit for using the College of Policing method.

The College of Policing was established in 2012 as the professional body for everyone who works for the police service in England and Wales. Its purpose is to provide those working in policing with the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent crime, protect the public, and secure public trust.


College of Policing Jobs

There are four types of positions you will encounter when applying to the College of Policing.

The College of Policing's hiring process for each of these position is different.


College of Policing Preparation with JobTestPrep

Knowing what to expect when applying through the College of Policing can help you better your chances of joining the police forces. JobTestPrep can help you learn more about each position to help you maximise your chances of getting the job.