Police officer role
Are you looking for a new, varied and exciting career where no two days are the same? Then the role of a police officer could be for you!
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.
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. This is an exciting new venture whereby we will be offering the chance to achieve a new qualification in policing as a step towards professionalising the Police Officer role. As such Dyfed Powys Police will be offering new entry routes into the force:
- The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme
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 a Level 3 qualification (A level or equivalent) or have successfully completed the online competency based assessment. The Force covers all fees relating to this entry route.
- The Degree Holder Entry Programme
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.
- Professionally focused undergraduate degree in policing
The Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing Practice is for those who choose to complete the degree at a Higher Education Institution of their choosing, at their own cost. Candidates recruited via this route will also undertake academic and practice based training to develop specific skills, assessed against national assessment criteria and operational competence. Some universities have been offering the Pre-join degree in policing since September 2019.
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) or 36 months for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme (PCDA).
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
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.
Police officer recruitment is currently closed.
Candidates who have already submitted an application, can monitor the status of their application here.