Additional information about Positive Action

Devon & Cornwall Police aim to build a workforce to reflect the rich diversity and complexity of our communities by attracting the best talent from the widest pool of people.

We use the term "under-represented" to describe where the diversity of the communities we serve is not accurately represented in our workforce and are proud to have a policy where we utilise Positive Action to help us achieve this.

Please visit our dedicated Positive Action page on the main recruitment site for more information about our support, details on jobs with the police and our upcoming awareness events and webinars.

We have a dedicated team who offer support through various initiatives, which include:

  • 1-2-1 contact
  • Identifying & addressing barriers
  • Webinars
  • Drop in centres
  • Engagement in the community
  • Online support programmes for Police Constable & Detective Constable recruitment preparation
  • 1-2-1 support sessions

We are currently under-represented by:

  • Women (Police Constable/Detective Constable roles)
  • Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse people
  • Disabled people and people with neurodiversity
  • 17-25 year olds

If you fall within any of the under-represented groups you will be eligible to access the support we offer. Register for Positive Action Support Here

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Join the Police Family

Working within Devon and Cornwall Police is far more than just a career for both our uniformed and non-uniformed staff. Being a part of the Police Family means no two days look the same, no matter what part you play in it.

We aspire to be a healthy and professional workplace in which everyone can thrive to the best of their capabilities regardless of their individual rank and role. We recognise that as a member of our Police Family you will face unique challenges every day, where you will be required to demonstrate empathy and compassion, as well as the will to make a difference in the communities we serve.

Whether you are on the front line, or behind the scenes you will be working as a pivotal member of the community, utilising your experiences, expertise and perspectives to help make a difference. All of the members of our police family have access to a wide range of support facilities in order to help them fulfil their responsibilities and to aid them in their personal and professional development.

What roles do we have?

As a member of Devon and Cornwall Police, you will feel a strong sense of pride in working to protect the communities we serve. There are a broad range of roles carried out within Devon and Cornwall Police, with opportunities as diverse as the communities we serve. These range from our front line Police Officers, as well as our Force Command Centre, Special Constabulary, Forensic Capability Network and our unique volunteer roles. On top of these, we also have our Police Staff opportunities, where we offer everything from administration, information technology, investigation, finance and other specialisms.