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Police Constable in Kent

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Police Constable in Kent Kent Police is the only UK police force to have been graded ‘Outstanding’ four times for Legitimacy by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services. And officers, staff, volunteers and specialist teams who work at Kent Police pride themselves on rising to every occasion.

Kent Police aims to provide a first-class policing service that is both visible and accessible - protecting the public from harm and allowing communities to flourish. The force puts victims and the vulnerable at the heart of what we do, while proactively tackling serious and organised crime and anti-social behaviour.

Find out more about our mission, vision and priorities


The role of a police constable can be demanding but it's that variety that makes it one of the most rewarding jobs around. Every day presents a new challenge where you'll deal with different situations ensuring public order is maintained.

Working as part of a team, you’ll help to serve and protect the diverse communities and businesses of Kent.

The most important part of the job will always be to protect life. But you'll also be involved in many other areas of policing. This includes, but is not limited to; protecting property, preventing and detecting crime, giving evidence in court, supporting victims and witnesses, investigating burglaries and working with our partners to bring down serious and organised crime groups.

You’ll interact with the public regularly, some of whom might be distressed or may benefit from help form partner agencies – so you’ll need to signpost them to the relevant support.

Through our constant support and dedicated police training school, where you’ll receive first class training from experienced trainers, you’ll be fully prepared to begin your journey to become #MoreThanTheBadge - a Kent Police Officer.

We want to hear from those who have the ability to earn trust and respect from others and who share the same important valuesas we do.

Skills and Qualities

  • Are you good with people?
  • Are you passionate about helping others?
  • Are you a team player?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills?
  • Do you have a real belief in public service?
  • Do you hold a manual driver’s licence (with 6 points or less)?
What qualifications are required

Two or more A levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification/a vocational qualification equivalent. Alternatively, a minimum of four years military service will also suffice.


  • You’ll receive a starting salary of £26,158 rising to £43,630 within your first 7 years.
  • As a full-time police constable you'll receive 22 days paid annual holiday, rising to 30 days a year depending on your length of service. This is on top of public holidays and an average of 2 rest days each week.
  • Become a member of the Police Pension Scheme (police officers).
  • We pride ourselves on our ongoing skills and development programmes.
  • We've worked hard to be recognised as a disability confident employer providing a large range of support initiatives to help with you (and your family's) health and welfare.
  • Be part of The Kent Police Recreation Association (KPRA), who offer a variety of financial services.

Why should you consider applying?

Kent is a unique and diverse county which borders four other counties (including London). Plus, it’s the gateway to Europe through several large ports and train terminals.

It’s home to one city; Canterbury, as well as urban towns and small rural villages, all linked by strategic road networks which include M25, M2, M20 and M26.

The county also contains Europe’s largest retail and leisure centre, Bluewater, which attracts over 28 million visitors a year. And nestled in the heart of Kent is one of the country's most famous cathedrals in Canterbury.

No two days are ever the same within a county as diverse as Kent, and specialist teams help us protect victims, residents, visitors and businesses on a daily basis.

After two years' service you can also apply for any available specialist roles. These could be in teams such as firearms, the dog unit or you could even train to become a detective.

Why would you be a good fit?

We recognise that candidates with military experience often possess transferrable skills that are perfect for the role of police constable. The values of the police and armed forces align particularly in terms of public service, transparency and integrity. Plus, individuals with military experience are accustomed to high professional standards, a disciplined organisational structure and a culture to deliver high standards of service. And this is why Kent Police is committed to supporting the military community; working with Career Transition Partnership to provide ex-Military personnel with career opportunities.

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We’re also holding an employment event with the CTP on the 12th May 2021, so please do book in to come and find out more about the roles we have to offer.

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