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We are now recruiting for new police constables.

West Midlands Police has opened up recruitment for new Police Constables – and the force wants to hear from people with a passion for public service and a desire to make a difference in the region's communities.

Few jobs can be more rewarding than that of a police officer: from day one you'll be helping to fight crime and protect the public.

Your morning could start with a dawn raid at the home of crime suspects or speaking at a school assembly about staying safe.

By the afternoon you may have been called to the scene of a road collision where you'll give first aid and comfort to a victim, or helping with the search for a missing pensioner.

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And your late shift could be spent on burglary patrols or in busy nightlife centres ensuring partygoers get home safely.

It's not a cliché - no two days are the same.

Policing is challenging and rewarding. As a police constable, you'll get to learn new skills, meet new people and set out on a career path that could see you specialise as a firearms officer, dog handler, traffic cop, detective or the trusted, familiar face of West Midlands Police in the community.

Here's what we want.

Good communicators with a calm, confident personality; problem solvers; team players; and people who easily build relationships, respect other people and appreciate views from communities across the region.

Successful applicants will be joining the second largest police force in the country, covering an area of 348 square miles and serving a population of almost 2.6 million.

The region sits at the very heart of the country and covers Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. It also includes the busy and thriving districts of Sandwell, Walsall, Solihull and Dudley. Leisure, retail and conference amenities, together with premiership and championship football teams, attract millions of visitors annually.

The West Midlands is rich in diversity, with approximately 30 per cent of its population from ethnic minority backgrounds. Policing a diverse community requires a depth of understanding and respect of faiths and cultures.

The force deals with more than 2,000 emergency calls for help every day, as well as patrolling the streets and responding to incidents 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.

One thing's for certain - you won't be bored!

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About West Midlands

The West Midlands is rich in diversity, with approximately 30 per cent of its population from ethnic minority backgrounds.

The region sits at the very heart of the country and covers the three major centres of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. It also includes the busy and thriving districts of Sandwell, Walsall, Solihull and Dudley. Leisure, retail and conference amenities, together with Premiership and Championship football teams, attract millions of visitors annually.

The force deals with more than 2,000 emergency calls for help every day, as well as patrolling the streets and responding to incidents 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.

Structure & Staff  

www.west-midlands.police.uk/keeping-you-safe/about-us/our-structure/index.aspx

Police and Crime Commissioner

www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/

Force Performance

www.west-midlands.police.uk/advice-centre/accessing-information/publication-scheme/our-performance/index.aspx

If you wish to register your interest prior to the application process, please click on the link ABOVE.

Latest WMP News

www.west-midlands.police.uk/latest-news/our-videos/index.aspx

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Superintendent Manjit Thandi talks about the application process

A. APPLICATION – available from April 16th

Download the application form from midday on Wednesday 16 April.

B. ELIGIBILITY

We strongly advise that you look at the eligibility criteria early in your consideration regarding applying to be a WMP Police Constable. If you can't meet these, then your application would be rejected.

Academic Qualifications

To apply to West Midlands Police, you must have a Level 3 qualification gained in England and Wales within the meaning of 2008 Education & Skills Act (e.g. 'A' Level/ AS Levels, National Diploma, National Certificate, Level 3 NVQ or City and Guilds, Access to Higher Education Diploma); or a qualification gained outside of England or Wales that is considered to be equivalent to Level 3 by the UK.

– check with your examining body if you are unsure of the level of any qualification you hold and please be aware that we will need to see certificates later in the process.

In addition you must also meet the Nationally-determined eligibility critera regarding 

  • age requirements
  • nationality requirements
  • criminal record
  • tattoos
  • financial status
  • physical fitness
  • health
  • eyesight
  • previous applications
Age

You must be aged 18 or over on the day you sign your application form.

Convictions

Ideally you or your family members should not have a criminal conviction or cautions record. Criminal offences will mean a definite or likely rejection of your application.  This is because officers with criminal associations or convictions may be vulnerable to disclose information. Additionally, convictions and cautions for certain offences can undermine a police officer's position as a witness in court. See FAQs tab for more details.

Nationality

You must be a UK, EU or Commonwealth Citizen, or a foreign national whose stay in the UK is free of restrictions.

Residency

You must have resided continuously in the UK for the three year period immediately prior to your application to join as a new police constable (with any absence from the UK being no more than one year during this time).

If you have resided abroad due to serving in the British armed forces or on UK Government Service, you are considered to have been resident in the UK.

Financial

Police Officers with financial problems are potentially vulnerable to corruption, therefore WMP would prefer applicants to be free from discharged debt and liability and be able to manage existing loans.

Applicants with existing County Court Judgements, are subject of a current Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) or have been registered bankrupt/subject of sequestration and their bankruptcy/subject of sequestration has not been discharged will be rejected.

Applicants who have been registered bankrupt and their bankruptcy has been discharged will not be rejected until three years after the discharge of the debt.

Debt Relief Orders will be treated in the same was as bankruptcy.

Applicants who have defaults or in a debt management programme will be required to provide proof of how this is being managed and any relevant documentation e.g. agreement plan, evidence that payments are up to date and made on a regular basis.

Membership of BNP or similar organisations

We will not accept applications from anyone who is, or has been, a member of the BNP or similar organisations.

Tattoos

No member of the public should feel uncomfortable, intimidated or threatened by the dress or personal appearance of any police officer or member of police staff. Officers and staff are expected to ensure they look smart and professional at all times. Tattoos are not permitted that display or contain words, signs or symbols that may be considered offensive. Tattoos should not be extensive or excessive or visible above the collar. Where they are worn, they must be discreet and covered.

Jewellery

People in regular contact with the public should understand that wearing jewellery while on duty can, in certain circumstances, be potentially dangerous to themselves.

No items of jewellery can be worn through the nose, eyebrows, lips, ears, tongue or any other visible part of the body. Body piercing jewellery may be caught and detached or struck and impaled into the wearer’s body causing injuries and associated dangers. Where religious or cultural requirements necessitate the wearing of a specific item such as a Kirpan or a piece of jewellery, this may be permitted where there is no significant risk to health and safety. Any item worn should be as unobtrusive as possible.

Other applications

You are only able to apply to one police force/service at a time. Your application will not be accepted if you have previously applied unsuccessfully, in the last six months, to another police force/service in England and Wales that requires candidates to undertake the Police SEARCH Recruit Assessment Centre.

Business interest

You must declare any other employment for hire or gain or any other business interests that you intend to maintain, when you apply to become a new police constable.

A decision on whether you meet the eligibility criteria will be made on the basis of the full information provided during the recruitment and selection process.

Eyesight requirements

The standard you need to meet either with or without spectacles or contact lenses is:

Distance vision

6/12 or better with either your right or left eye.

6/6 with both eyes together.

If you wear spectacles or contact lenses you also need to reach 6/36 without your spectacles or lenses.

Near vision

6/9 with both eyes together (aided).

Colour vision

The use of colour correcting lenses is not acceptable.

Severe colour vision deficiencies (monochromacy) are not acceptable. Mild anomalous trichromacy is acceptable. Severe anomalous dichromacy or trichromacy is also acceptable but you will need to be aware of the deficiency and make appropriate adjustments.

Eye surgery

Radial keratotomy, arcuate keratotomy or corneal grafts are not acceptable.

Other forms of refractive surgery such as LASIK, LASEK, PRK, ICRS and epiflap are all acceptable provided that six weeks have elapsed since surgery, there are no residual side effects and the other eyesight standards are met.  You may be asked to provide a report from an optician.

Health and Fitness

Applicants must be in good health, of sound constitution and able to both physically and mentally to perform the duties of a Police Constable once appointed. All medical criteria will be checked – including eyesight, hearing and Body Mass Index (BMI must be at least 18 and no more than 30). This part of the process will be managed by the Occupational Health Unit.

C. SPECIALIST SKILLS

Ideally we're also looking for individuals who additionally have some of the following:-

  • Language Skills, especially, Panjabi, Polish, Bengali, Pakistani Pahari with Mirpuri, Gujarati and sign language.
  • Investigative and intelligence skills, including research skills, finance & auditing skills, data mining and  analysis skills.
  • Practical technological skills, including  IT hardware, digital forensics and hacking/malware protection; mobile telecommunications; electrical components and electronics; video and audio file creation and editing.
  • An understanding of community & societal issues, including community engagement, vulnerable people, faith and cultural knowledge / understanding; drug or mental health.

D. APPLICATION & SELECTION

The Application process will "Go Live" in April 2014 and there will be 3 periods over the next year when we will be accepting applications. When “live” the process will be as follows: 

  1. Registration

This is where you enter your personal details such as your full name, full residential address, driving licence details and your National Insurance number.

You will also be required to provide proof of these details later on in the application process.

  1. Eligibility Screen

This screen checks your eligibility in line with WMP and the national recruitment eligibility standards. You will be advised at the end of the questionnaire if you have met all the eligibility criteria and then be able to progress your application. The eligibility criteria are set out above.

  1. Application Form

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be asked to complete the on-line application form, including giving evidence of your relevant competencies and details of any specialist skills that you consider you have.

For details of the National Competency Framework please see

http://www.skillsforjustice-ppf.com/national-roles/?rt_id=1&rg_id=8&r_id=1

  1. Situational Judgement Test

For those that submit an application form, they will be asked to complete the Situational Judgement Test. They will be presented with a number of different situations that might faced as a Police Officer with a choice of different actions that might be taken. They will be asked to identify which action would be the most effective in a situation. When this stage closes candidates will be advised of the result and those successful will then be invited to arrange a telephone interview.

  1. Telephone Interview

Invited candidates will undergo a telephone interview, typically lasting 20-30 minutes. After which candidates will be advised if their application will continue to be considered and if so will be invited to arrange their attendance at the assessment centre.

  1. Assessment Centre

Invited candidates will attend an Assessment Centre at WMP. The Centre will consist of:

  • 20 minute competency based interview
  • Two written exercises
  • Four role play exercises
  • Numeric Ability Test and a Verbal Ability Test

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  • an additional WMP Interview
  1. Fitness Test

After the Assessment Centres, candidates will again be advised if their application will continue to be considered and if so will be invited to arrange their attendance at a fitness test.

  1. Vetting, Medical & References

Those that successfully pass the fitness test, will then undergo pre-employment checks. This will include

Background, Criminal, Security & Financial Vetting:

Police Officers have access to privileged information, which may make them vulnerable to corruption. Applicants and family members will be subject to reference, financial and security checks.

The vetting process is entirely confidential and the outcomes are not shared with anyone else in the organisation (including trainers, future line managers or fellow trainees) or outside the organisation (including family).

Biometric Vetting:

All Police Officer Applicants, who are offered a provisional offer of appointment, will have their DNA and fingerprints taken and a speculative search made on the respective databases to ascertain whether they have come to adverse police attention or their fingerprints or DNA are linked to any outstanding crime scenes. Their DNA and fingerprints will also be retained on the respective Police Elimination Database for elimination purposes, if appointed.

Occupational Health Assessment:

We need to ensure that you are in good mental and physical health to carry out the duties of a police officer. As a police officer, working long hours on shifts, you may encounter stress, trauma and physical confrontation. You need to be resilient enough to cope with the demands and pressures of police work.

The assessment will include the following:

  • Drug and alcohol test
  • Audiometry (hearing test)
  • Eyesight test
  • Height and weight measurement
  • Blood pressure reading
  • If you have indicated on the medical questionnaire any respiratory condition, then a Spirometry test (lung function) will be conducted

Training:

Successful applicants will undertake an initial period of intensive basic training which will include practical and operational policing skills, to ensure they are mentally and physically equipped to perform the important role of police constable.

This will be a significant amount of work through on-line study coupled with classroom learning where the finer points of law, powers, procedures and decision making will be tested. When applicants have learned the theory of what it takes to be a police officer they will come face to face with people in simulated policing situations to test how they cope.

When applicants demonstrate sufficient skills to progress from basic training they will join operational police officers to deal with real life issues 24/7. Applicants will be continually assessed to check they are meeting the high standards that communities expect from West Midlands officers. None of this will come easy, you will work hard, you will be tested emotionally, intellectually and physically, and only if you make the grade will you become a substantive police constable.

E. REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

If you can not use a computer as a result of a disability or condition or would like advice regarding accessibility and reasonable adjustments please contact Fiona Washington, Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Manager on the following numbers 0845 113 5000 ext. 8800 3391 or mobile 07554 117195 between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

TIMELINE

  • 10th February 2014 – Pre-registration of Interest
  • Mid to late April 2014 – Formal Application
  • May 2014 – Sifting Process
  • July/August 2014 – Assessment
  • October 2014 – 1st Intake commences.

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Positive action

Becoming a police officer is a challenging and rewarding career, but it is not just any job. Policing with the Community is at the very centre of everything we do as a police service and we encourage people from all sections of the community to consider applying.  

The officers appointed will work directly with and make a very positive contribution to communities across West Midlands, so it is vitally important that these officers are fully representative of the communities they will be working in. To ensure this happens, the Force will be applying some initiatives around positive action. (Equality Act 2010)

What is 'positive action'?

We have a strong commitment to equality and diversity both within the organisation and in the service we provide. Our aim is to promote and achieve a fully inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

In order to provide a high level of service, we encourage applications from under-represented groups and we are proud to pursue a policy of 'positive action' in an attempt to achieve this.

'Positive action' refers to a range of measures and initiatives that employers can lawfully take to actively encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply.

The selection procedure itself is no different, and is based solely on merit. 'Positive action' does not seek to remove competition and West Midlands Police will take the best applicants.

Who does it apply to?

'Positive action' initiatives can be used whenever an under-represented group is identified. Legislation enables 'positive action' to work around issues of disability, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

This is not a legal requirement but provisions have been made under the Equality Act 2010 to support this area. Under-represented groups include women, ethnic minority individuals, people with disabilities and other protected characteristics .

'Positive action' is often confused with positive discrimination. Positive discrimination, which generally means employing someone because they come from an under-represented group in spite of whether they have the relevant skills and qualifications, is unlawful. We treat all applicants according to need and in accordance with legislation currently in place.

As part of the focused campaign to recruit, a series of Discovery Days will take place across West Midlands.

These events are aimed at promoting awareness of the role of a police officer and encouraging applications from under-represented groups, in particular:

  • Young people – reflecting the need to address the age profile of the organisation, which is increasing as a result of no recruitment for more than three years.
  • BME communities – reflecting the need to address the community profile of the organisation

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Do you see yourself as a future leader in policing? Then the fast track scheme could be for you.

West Midlands Police is participating in the national Fast Track scheme run by the College of Policing, seeking to attract top graduates into leadership roles within the force.

This will be a highly competitive process, with only three places within West Midlands Police available for successful applicants.

Starting this October the scheme is open to anyone with a 2:1 degree or above, excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and a passion to deliver policing through working with communities.

Graduates wanting to apply for the Fast Track scheme within West Midlands Police must apply through the current police officer recruitment process.

Interested applicants will be asked to declare an intention to apply for the Fast Track scheme when completing the online application.

Those Fast Track candidates who are successful through the initial stages of the recruitment process, will be forwarded to a National Assessment Centre this July.

For full details of the scheme, please visit the College of Policing website - http://www.college.police.uk/en/talent.htm

Will my process be any different if I choose to be considered for fast-track?

Registering your interest in the fast-track scheme does not change your application. You will go through the same process to become a police constable before additional assessments for the fast-track scheme.

If I am unsuccessful on the fast-track scheme, will I lose my constable role?

No. If you are unsuccessful on the fast-track scheme, you will continue as a police constable.

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Eligibility & Application

  • What are the minimal academic eligibility criteria for applicants?
    You must have a Level 3 qualification (e.g. 'A' Level, AS Level, National Diploma, National Certificate, Level 3 NVQ or City and Guilds, Access to Higher Education Diploma) – check with your examining body if you are unsure of the level of any qualification you hold.
    ofqual.gov.uk/help-and-advice/comparing-qualifications/
  • What other essential requirements are there?
    There are a number of national requirements relating to applications to become a police constable, these include :-
    Age, Nationality, Residency, Tattoos, Convictions, Financial situation, Eyesight standards, Physical Fitness 
    Further details can be found at
    www.policecouldyou.co.uk/documents/npia-02-2011.html
  • I am a serving special constable; can I transfer across to be a police officer?
    No, you would have to go through the entire recruitment process like all other applicants in order to qualify as a Police Officer and must meet the stated minimum eligibility criteria.
  • I am a serving PCSO; can I transfer across to be a police officer?
    No, you would have to go through the entire recruitment process like all other applicants in order to qualify as a Police Officer and must meet the stated minimum eligibility criteria.
  • I have undergone and 'passed' a SEARCH assessment centre in an application for another police force recently; can these results be used in an application to WMP?
    No, you would have to go through the entire recruitment process like all other applicants
  • I was unsuccessful when I applied to another Force recently, so can I still apply?
    Police SEARCH Recruit Assessment Centre results do not expire for 6 months, therefore you cannot apply to WMP if you have undertaken and failed a SEARCH assessment centre run as part of another Force's recruitment process, within 6 months of your WMP application date.
  • Is there a height restriction for Police Officers?
    There is no minimum or maximum height restriction.
  • I am nearly 18, can I still apply?
    No. To be eligible to apply, you must be aged 18 or over on the day you complete your application form.
  • I am 50, so am I too old to apply?
    The upper age limit is, typically, 57. This is three years less than the compulsory retirement age of 60 and allows for the two year probationary period and the expectation of a minimum of one year of service following probation.
  • I am colour blind so is it still worth applying?
    Those with some colour blindness are eligible to become Police Officers, but would be restricted from fulfilling certain posts, such as Traffic Officer or Firearms Officer. If your colour blindness is monochrome, you would be unable to apply.
  • I have diabetes – can I still apply?
    Yes as long as your diabetes is under control. Your doctor will need to supply a medical report for clarification.
  • I am dyslexic – what reasonable adjustments will be made?
    If you are dyslexic you will be required to provide us with a report (to be obtained at your own cost). This is so we can send your report to the assessment centre, so reasonable adjustments can be made.
  • I have a tattoo on my arm, is this okay?
    Anyone who has a tattoo which could be construed as offensive to any religion or belief, or is in any way discriminatory, violent or intimidating, will not be accepted. This is irrespective of wherever the tattoo appears on your body. Tattoos on the face, visible above a collar line or on the hands are not acceptable. Tattoos must be able to be covered with a long-sleeved shirt.
  • I have a student visa. Is this sufficient to apply?
    International students cannot apply.
  • Will you apply for a working visa for me?
    No. As a foreign national, you would need to already be resident in the UK free of restrictions.
  • Can I claim expenses for attending the fitness test and medical?
    We are not able to reimburse you for any expenses incurred as part of the recruitment process.
  • If successful, can I join a Specialist Unit?
    Not at first. All newly recruited police officers must undergo a 2 year probationary period. However we would be interested to hear of any specialist skills and interests you have and you should make these clear on your application form.
  • How do I contact West Midlands Police about my application?
    The entire process will be done on-line. You'll find all the information about the recruitment process on our website.

Terms & Conditions

  • What is the starting salary?
    The starting salary is £21,999.
  • Will I be expected to work night shifts?
    Yes, police officers work on a rota system which includes both day and night shifts, including weekends and Public/Bank holidays.
  • Can I work part time?
    You will have to work full time during training however you may apply for part time working once this is completed. It should be noted there is no guarantee of part time working being granted.  Requests are considered based on operational need.
  • How are different religions accommodated within the Force?
    Alterations can be made to the uniform to accommodate religious requirements - for example the helmet may be replaced with a Sikh turban. We also take into account the needs of individuals with regards to time off and bank and public holidays
  • Probationary Period
    Successful candidates will be subject to a two-year probationary period. Their ability to perform the duties of a police officer will be continually assessed during this period.

Vetting

  • Can I work for the police if I have a criminal conviction or caution?
    This will depend on the nature of the conviction or caution. You will need to provide full details to assist our Vetting Department in making a decision, via the application process.

Your application will be rejected if you have received a conviction or caution for the following offences at any age:

  • Treason
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter/Culpable Homicide
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping/Abduction
  • Incest/Intercourse with a child under 13
  • Buggery/Sodomy with a person under 16 years
  • Offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 punishable by life or more than ten years imprisonment
  • Hostage taking, hi-jacking or torture
  • Involvement in espionage, terrorism, sabotage or any actions to overthrow/undermine parliamentary democracy by political, industrial or violent means or association with any organisation advocating such activities
  • Any driving offences involving 'causing death by'
  • Firearms offences
  • Any monitored hate crime (as defined by the ACPO Practise Guide)
  • Domestic Violence offences

Your application is likely to be rejected unless there are exceptional compelling circumstances if you have a conviction or caution at any age (unless stated) for the following:

  • Violence related offences
  • Dishonesty related offences
  • Drugs offences
  • Do I have to declare if I was arrested but not charged?
    Yes, you must declare if you have ever been subject of a criminal investigation whether or not this led to a prosecution. Failure to make such declarations will lead to your application being rejected.
  • Do I need to declare traffic offences on my application form?
    Yes, you must declare all offences including penalty notices. Your application will not be automatically rejected for minor offenses; consideration will be given to repeat offending, behaviour, age, the actual offence committed and length of time since the offence.

Your application is likely to be rejected unless there are exceptional compelling circumstances if you have a conviction or caution at any age (unless stated) for the following:

  • Dangerous driving within the last ten years
  • One offence of drink drive or driving whilst under the influence of drugs in the last ten years
  • More than one offence of drink driving in charge or drugs driving and any time
  • Other serious motoring offences such as convictions within the last five years of driving without insurance, failing to stop after an accident or driving whilst disqualified
  • More than three endorseable traffic convictions (including fixed penalties) within last five years
  • Two or more convictions for regulatory offences such as failure to renew vehicle excise licence within the last five years
  • What if I have a relative who has any convictions?
    You must disclose if you are aware if any friends or family members are criminals. Your application will not be automatically rejected; consideration will be given as to how close the association is, the level of criminality involved etc.
  • What is biometric vetting and what happens to the samples I give?
    Biometric vetting checks will be undertaken on those candidates who have reached the stage of being conditionally offered an appointment.  Subsequent to a conditional offer being made, a fingerprint and DNA sample will be taken and checks made against the appropriate databases.  The purpose of the searches is to determine whether:-
    • The individual has come to police attention;
    • If so, whether that was under the identity being used for the application; and
    • If the individual is linked to any outstanding crime scene marks or stains

    Only one set of fingerprints and DNA sample will be required and after checking and successful appointment, the DNA profile and fingerprints will be held on the respective Police Elimination Database.
    If you are not appointed, your fingerprints, DNA sample and DNA profile and all copies and records will be destroyed immediately.
  • What does the drugs test involve?
    A hair, saliva and urine sample will be used for testing purposes for alcohol, drug and or substance abuse.
  • Can I apply if I've been bankrupt?
    Yes, you can apply – only if it is three years after the bankruptcy debts have been discharged.
  • Can I apply if I have a County Court Judgement?
    Yes - if the Judgement has been discharged, you can be considered. If you have an existing judgement, your application cannot be considered.
  • Can I apply if I have an Independent Voluntary Agreement?
    Applicants with a current Independent Voluntary Agreement (IVA) will not be considered. However, if it has been discharged, you may be considered.
  • Can I continue with my other business interest?
    You must declare any other employment for hire or gain or any other business interests that you intend to maintain, when you apply to become a new police constable.  A decision on whether you meet the eligibility criteria will be made on the basis of the full information provided during the recruitment and selection process and whether it is considered that your business interests are compatible with performing the role of a police officer.
    Health & Fitness
  • My BMI is currently 34, is this acceptable?
    Your BMI must be at least 18 and no more than 30.
  • I had laser surgery to correct my vision, is this okay?
    Radial keratotomy, arcuate keratotomy or corneal grafts are not acceptable. Other forms of refractive surgery such as LASIK, LASEK, PRK, ICRS and epiflap are all acceptable provided that six weeks have elapsed since surgery, there are no residual side effects and the other eyesight standards are met. You may be asked to provide a report from an optician.
  • What is a JRFT?
    This means Job Related Fitness Test. To ensure you are fit enough to be a police officer; you will undertake this fitness test and meet the standard required.
    For more information please call the recruitment team on 0121 626 5100, or email:
    police_recruits@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Rejoiners and Transferees

  • What if I have left the police and wish to rejoin?
    We are currently in discussions with the College of Policing and no final decision has been made. At this time we will consider rejoiners who have left the service less than 5 years ago, however this may change to less than two years. We will only consider rejoiners who can meet our specific skill requirements that the force has identified. Persons interested must contact our Shared Service centre. Any officers who have left more than 5 years ago must re-apply through the recruitment process.

  • What if I want to transfer to West Midlands Police?
    West Midlands Police are not actively seeking transferees from other forces at this time. We have however skill gaps in key areas that we are keen to address such as investigative and language skills. Any potential transferees must fulfill our minimum constable requirements as outlined in this recruitment process and this will only apply to police constable transferees. If you think you meet this criteria please contact pur Shared Service centre.