Recruitment for Police Officers is currently closed.  It may reopen in autumn 2018, subject to numbers recruited through the last campaign and operational demand. We will update this page in 2018 in due course.


A police officer's job is to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

Working as part of a close team, you'll help to serve and protect our diverse communities across Wiltshire and Swindon. 

You'll deal with different situations every day, working with the public to build confidence and trust. The job can be demanding and unpredictable, but is highly rewarding and you can make a real difference to the local community.

You will play a key role supporting victims and witnesses and reassuring victims of crime and anti-social behaviour.



People will look to you for guidance and protection from such experiences, so you will need to be able to see things from their perspective, tailoring your approach to address their needs and fears.

You must enjoy thriving on challenges and be willing to work hard to learn the skills necessary for this difficult but critical role. Every day when you put on your uniform and go to work, you will be making life safer and more secure for your friends and neighbours and the communities you serve.

Through comprehensive training you will learn to:

  • Protect the public from violence
  • Provide a reassuring presence in the community
  • Support victims of crime and offer help to those who have witnessed crimes
  • Investigate complex crimes using a mixture of cutting-edge technology and time-proven traditional methods

What's in it for you?

In return for your hard work you will:

  • Have a rewarding job where no two days are ever the same
  • Be constantly challenged and always learning
  • Be valued for your contribution to your community
  • Be well paid and have an excellent benefits package
  • Have continual opportunities for advancement

Basic guidelines for applicants

Educational requirements

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