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19 Jan 2015



Job Description

On Commencing Service £26,037
On Completion of Initial Training £28,392
On Completion of 2 years Service £30,747
Rising by Annual Increments after 10 years to: £40,878

What Does a Police Constable do?

To put it simply, police officers maintain law and order: protect members of the public and their property; and prevent, detect and investigate crime. But of course, it’s a much more complex job than that.

You will work to a shift pattern and whilst this is normally over a 40 hour week Police Scotland has a range of flexible working policies to suit individual circumstances.

We’re an integral part of the community – as much at home in major sporting events as we are in local classrooms. Our work is based in, around and for the local communities that we serve. That’s why it’s important our officers are respectful of the culture and beliefs of others.

Make no mistake, it can be a challenging and unpredictable job – as you leave for your daily patrol, there’s no knowing what you might encounter – but it’s also rewarding like no other. You’ll actively make life safer and more secure for everyone around you. And nothing’s more important than that.

As a probationary officer, you’ll come face to face with the community we serve every day: providing the initial response to incidents; searching person(s), premises and vehicles; attending calls; interviewing suspects, victims and witnesses; taking statements; preparing reports; making enquiries into crimes and offences; gathering and using intelligence; making arrests; preserving crime scenes and presenting evidence in court.

You’ll need to complete two years as a probationary officer. Following this, you’ll need to prove over the course of time, that you have developed into a fully competent officer, across all aspects of the role before you even start to think about developing your career prospects.

Lateral development can be gained by specialising in a particular area of policing, such as CID, Road Policing, Licensing or the Support Unit. Of course, for some officers with the requisite skills and potential, the option to study for the police diploma can be considered – which is the very first step towards being eligible for future promotion.

How to Apply

Please visit the following link: You can download all associated application forms and guidance notes from this page. These are editable documents which you will need to download, save and complete. Please submit the following completed forms to us at; 1. Application Form 2. Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form 3. Posting Preference Questionnaire All three forms must be submitted together. Incomplete submissions will not be progressed and will be returned to you. When submitting your form by email please indicate in the subject field of your email the Command Area that you live in e.g. Police application - North Command/East Command/West Command/Out With Scotland. Or alternatively you can send your completed forms to: Police Scotland Recruitment Training and Recruitment Centre Eaglesham Road East Kilbride G75 8GR

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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