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Recruitment site for

Devon & Cornwall Police
and Dorset Police

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Police Officer

Apprenticeship and Degree entry available

If you enjoy facing challenges and coming up with solutions to problems and want to keep your community safe whilst developing your own skill sets, then policing could be for you.


Devon & Cornwall

Police Staff

We have a wide range of police staff roles, which you can apply for to join our Police Family.

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Police Volunteers

Volunteer Roles in Dorset

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Volunteer Roles in Devon & Cornwall

Are you friendly and approachable and open to learning new skills.

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Modern day policing is not all about one role.

Whatever you are interested in, there is a career for you

Keeping people safe is much much more than what you see. Behind every uniformed officer is a whole host of people utilising their talents and working together to make sure resources are available at the right time and in the right place.

Whether you are a mechanic, cleaner or administrator all the way through to accountants, lawyers and volunteers, you too could be part of the teams that work around the clock to police the streets of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset

Start your career with Devon & Cornwall Police

Start your career with Dorset Police

About the Forces

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Dorset Police covers approximately 1,024 square miles of land and a similar body of water off the coastline.

Despite being classed as 93.7 per cent rural, the county includes an airport as well as seaports that serve internal and international freight and passenger travel.

Annually we provide a policing coverage for around 800,000 residents, which increases during term time with students from the universities and colleges. A further 11 million people visit Dorset each year for short breaks or holidays.

We are one of the highest performing police services in the United Kingdom, and as a member of Dorset Police you will feel a strong sense of pride in working to protect the communities we serve to help achieve our vision of being a safe county for everyone.

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Policing in Devon and Cornwall is as challenging as anywhere else in the country, particularly as we are one of the UK’s top tourist destinations

To give you an idea of scale, our Force is the largest for any police service in England, and the 4th largest in the UK. Devon has the longest road network in the UK at over 8,000 miles and Cornwall has the longest coastline, at 675 miles (Devon has the third longest, with 509 miles). That’s quite a patch to cover and shows what a unique area this is to work in.

As well as a huge rural beat, we also have many urban areas to police. Exeter and Plymouth are major cities and large towns like Penzance, Torquay, Barnstaple, St Austell, Exmouth & Truro have their own character and issues. The Isles of Scilly are also part of our Force area and as a group of small islands 80 miles from the mainland they have their own distinct feel.

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Dorset Police

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Dorset Police
Police HQ Winfrith, Dorchester,
Dorset, DT2 8DZ

Devon & Cornwall Police

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Devon & Cornwall Police
Homer House, Middlemoor,
Exeter, Devon, EX2 7HQ