We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people who are committed to our vision of safeguarding the community by working together to provide a first-class service that is visible and accessible, ensuring that our communities remain safe. A career in policing demands skill, responsibility, leadership, initiative and a genuine desire to make a difference to society.
The role of police officer can be a tough and unpredictable job, but it is also an extremely rewarding position. Through our comprehensive training programme 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
As a Dyfed-Powys police officer you will respond to the needs of the public with fairness and respect whilst abiding by the policing Code of Ethics.
Since 2019 Dyfed-Powys Police have been working in collaboration with our partner University – The University of South Wales. We offer the opportunity to achieve a qualification in policing as a step towards professionalising the police officer role. As such Dyfed-Powys Police offer new entry routes into the force:
1. The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme - Apply now
The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) is a 3-year professional degree apprenticeship. Upon completion, successful candidates will achieve a Degree in Professional Policing Practice. To apply for the PCDA entrants must have achieved the required Level 3 qualifications (2 x A level or equivalent). If you do not have a Level 3 qualification, you will be required to undertake an academic suitability test for Verbal Reasoning & Calculation as part of the application process. You can practice these tests prior to applying here.
The Force covers all fees relating to this entry route.
The Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) is for those who already hold a degree in any subject area. This is a two-year academic and practice-based programme. Upon completion, successful candidates will achieve a Diploma in Professional Policing Practice. The Force covers all fees relating to this entry route.
Are you a degree holder and looking for a challenging but rewarding role?
You will join us along with other Police Officer Colleagues to complete our 28-week training programme, this will give you the foundation skills and knowledge to become an effective Police Officer. During several parts of your initial training, you will benefit from inputs from Detective trainers to help Develop your Investigative Mindset.
Detectives are responsible for investigating the most serious and complex crimes and manage a range of investigations through to their conclusion. It's true, the role can be challenging, and you will need to be resilient, but it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there. For more information, click here.
You must be a person who thrives on challenges, and is willing to work hard to learn the skills necessary for this difficult but critical role. You will have a comprehensive training programme that will be delivered over a period of 24 months for the degree holder entry programme (DHEP) and Direct Entry Detective or 36 months for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme (PCDA).
4. Professional Policing Practice Degree - Apply now
The professional policing practice degree is a professional, academic, knowledge based degree with the curriculum designed to cover all aspects of the police constable role and help you meet that challenge.
To be eligible to apply to Dyfed-Powys Police via this route applicants must achieved their Professional Policing Practice degree before applying to join the police service or be in the final year of their degree at the time of application and achieve their degree prior to appointment. National and local eligibility requirements must still be met and achievement of the degree does not guarantee a successful application.
Once you join Dyfed-Powys Police you will commence a two year probationary period during which you will undertake further practice based learning and assessments in order to demonstrate your competence for the role. There is an initial training period of 28 weeks, followed by a 12 week tutorship programme. Following this 40 weeks, if you wish to apply to join the Fast Track Detective Programme then you will be able to do so.