The Metropolitan Police Service is the UK's largest police force, dealing on a daily basis with policing one of the world's major cities. As such, the Met Police recruitment process is designed to challenge you and ensure you are the best candidate for the job. JobTestPrep can help you prepare for each stage of the recruitment process, which will improve your performance on the day.
To become a PCSO, special constable, or police officer, you must pass through the same recruitment process. The only difference is that special constables do not need to become CKP certified. Below are the recruitment requirements.
During the initial assessments, you must provide information about yourself, answer questionnaires, and take some tests. Below are the details of each stage.
During this stage, you present your personal details and show that you meet the eligibility requirements.
This questionnaire is designed to give you an idea of what a police constable faces on the job. You are asked to answer honestly because upon completion you will receive a rating to show how suitable or not you are for the role.
On this questionnaire, you are presented with a number of statements to review and indicate which you completely agree with or completely disagree with. You must pass this questionnaire to move on to the next stage. The trick with this test is to get the balance between consistency and adjusting your style of communication for different audiences.
On this test, you must assess a number of different situations that you might face as a police officer. You need to choose from a number of actions to show which ones will result in either an effective or counterproductive outcome.
This test is unique to the recruitment process in London. You are presented with sets of statements about London and policing in London. You must read through them and choose which is most like you.
The next stage is the assessment centre, which takes place at the Metropolitan Police selection centre in West Brompton. The assessment exercises follow the process outlined by the National College of Policing.
If you pass the assessment centre, you will be invited to take a medical and fitness assessment.
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