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For Official Use Only
Candidate No.
Police Reference No.
Name
Date Received
Application for Police Officer
Before completing this form you must read the accompanying guidance notes fully.
Current Area of Residency
Please select the geographical area in which you are currently residing to assist us
in processing your application.
Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and
Moray
Lothians and Scottish Borders
Edinburgh
Ayrshire
Highland and Islands
Lanarkshire
Tayside
Argyll and West Dunbartonshire
Forth Valley
Renfrewshire and Inverclyde
Fife
Dumfries and Galloway
Greater Glasgow
Outwith Scotland
Prior to completing the application form please read the Recruitment Privacy Notice
which explains how we will process your personal data.
Data Protection
The information you provide in this application form will be entered into a manual filing
system and onto a computerised recruitment system and as such is covered by the rules
set out by the Data Protection Act 2018. The data will be used to assess your suitability to
join the Police Service and may be shared with other forces in the United Kingdom in
respect of any recruitment applications you make.
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Section 1 - About You
Personal Details
Surname(s) / Family Name(s)
Forename(s)
Previous Name(s)
Date of Birth
National Insurance No
Current Address
Postcode
Date Moved Into This
Address (dd/mm/yy)
Telephone Numbers (including area code)
Home
Work (if convenient to contact you)
Mobile
Email Address
Do you hold a driving licence?
Yes
No
If Yes, please provide details below
Driving Licence Number
Licence Type (tick relevant
box/es)
Full
Required Indicate
if manual or automatic
Manual
Automatic
Provisional
Date of Expiry (from section
11 on rear of photocard)
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Residency
It is essential Police Officer / Special Constable applicants have resided in the UK for a
period of 3 years immediately prior to application.
Please tick this box to confirm you meet this essential criteria:
Have you resided outwith the UK for a period of 12 months or
more in your adult life (18 years and over)?
Yes*
No
*If Yes, please provide details below. Please note a member of the recruitment team may
contact you to discuss this as you may require to produce some additional documentation.
Medical Requirement
In order to be appointed as a Police Officer, you are required to undergo a medical
examination.
It is an essential criteria of the medical examination that your Body Mass Index (BMI) is
within the range of 18-30.
Please tick this box to confirm you meet this essential criteria:
If you do not currently meet this criteria please do not submit your application as it will not
be accepted.
Guidance on calculating your BMI can be found on our website.
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Section 2
We want to know about your motivations to be a police officer, your expectations of police
work and what preparation you have undertaken before applying. We also want to know
what skills and experiences you have had which you believe make you suitable for the
role. It is important your answers are relevant, well structured and show you have given
your application a suitable level of consideration. You must use between 150 and 200
words for each question. The word count for each question must also be inserted. Please
note we will reject an application where the answers are insufficient in length.
Q1. Why do you want to become a police officer?
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Q2. Tell us in some detail what tasks you expect to be undertaking as a police officer?
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Q3. Tell us what impact you expect being a police officer will have on your social and
domestic life?
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Being a police officer is a both challenging and rewarding role. Our selection process is
designed to identify people who demonstrate that they have the potential to become fully
effective in the role and simply to be the best officers they are capable of being.
Q4. What preparation have you undertaken before making this application to ensure that
you know what to expect and that you are prepared for the role of police officer?
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Q5. If you have previously been unsuccessful in applying to be a police officer, what have
you done since your last application to prepare you to succeed in this selection process? If
this is your first application please go to Q6.
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Q6. What experience do you bring which would be relevant to the role of a police officer?
This could be any other relevant skills, hobbies and interests and any voluntary or
community activities you have been involved with.
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Q7. Please provide any other information you wish to add in support of your application.
Please note the word count requirement is not applicable here.
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Section 3 - About Your Employment (See Note 3)
Present or Most Recent Employment
Name and Address
(including postcode
and email)
Nature of Business
and Position Held
Exact Date Started
Exact Date Left
(if applicable)
Reason for Leaving
(if applicable)
Period of Notice
Required
Previous Employment Start with the most recent (continue on page 13 if necessary).
Name and Address
(including postcode
and email)
Nature of Business
and Position Held
Exact Date Started
Exact Date Left
Reason for Leaving
Name and Address
(including postcode
and email)
Nature of Business
and Position Held
Exact Date Started
Exact Date Left
Reason for Leaving
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Name and Address
(including postcode
and email)
Nature of Business
and Position Held
Exact Date Started
Exact Date Left
Reason for Leaving
Have you ever been or are you currently the subject of any internal or occupational
misconduct or disciplinary investigation?
(If there is more than one, use the Any Other Relevant Information field below)
No
Yes
If Yes, give details as listed below
Date of Incident
Place of Incident
Charge Made and
By Whom
Outcome
Any Other Relevant Information Relating to this Investigation
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HM Forces
Have you served / are you serving in HM Forces?
Yes
No
Service Number
Rank / Rating
Commanding Officer
Unit Address and
Postcode
Unit Telephone No.
Served
From
To
Expected Date of Discharge
Are you liable for further service as a Reservist?
Yes
No
If Yes, please give details of
reserve liabilities, including expiry
date.
Are you currently a serving Special Constable or
member of Police Staff?
Yes
No
Police Force
Date of Appointment
Role
Details of Previous Service With Any Police Force
Date of Service
From
To
Force
Role
Reason for Leaving
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External Business Interests
1.
Do you currently have any job or business interest
which you would wish to continue as a police officer?
Yes
No
2.
Do you or your Spouse / Civil Partner or any Relative
living with you, own or run a shop or business which
requires a licence (e.g. liquor, gaming, refreshment house
or entertainment)?
Yes
No
If Yes to either question, give details below. Include the nature of the business interest and
the personal details of any business partner (name, date of birth, address) and the name of
any company / companies if relevant.
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Any Previous Applications to Any Police Force for Constable, Special Constable,
Police Cadet or Police Staff (continue on page 13)
Month / Year of Application
Force
Post Applied For
Recruitment Stage Reached
Month / Year of Application
Force
Post Applied For
Recruitment Stage Reached
Month / Year of Application
Force
Post Applied For
Recruitment Stage Reached
Month / Year of Application
Force
Post Applied For
Recruitment Stage Reached
Month / Year of Application
Force
Post Applied For
Recruitment Stage Reached
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Section 4 - More About You
Nationality (see Note 1)
In order to be eligible, you must be a British citizen or a citizen of a country that is a
member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland. Commonwealth citizens and
foreign nationals who are resident in the UK and free from restriction are also eligible to
apply.
What is your Nationality?
If you are a Commonwealth citizen or other foreign
national, is your stay in the UK free from restriction?
Yes
No
If you are a Commonwealth citizen or other foreign national, you must include a copy of
your passport showing that your stay in the UK is free from restriction.
Photocopy of passport enclosed?
Yes
No
Tattoos (see Note 4)
Do you have any tattoos?
Yes
No
If Yes please describe what they are and where they are.
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Additional Information
Section No.
Additional Information
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Section No.
Additional Information
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Declaration
I declare that all the statements I have made in this application are true to the best of my
knowledge and belief and that no relevant information has been withheld.
I understand that:
I must inform the Recruitment Team without delay of any change in my
circumstances.
Criminal conviction checks will be made against myself, my family members and
other adults living in my household. As far as possible I have informed them of this.
Financial checks may be undertaken to verify my financial status and that all such
information will be treated in confidence. I consent to these checks being made.
Formal disclosure of my Service Character Assessment (Armed Forces) will be
sought and I consent to this.
Any deliberate false statement or omission in connection with my appointment may
result in my application being rejected at any stage of the process.
If I am appointed my fingerprints and a sample of DNA will be taken and held on
record for elimination purposes at crime scenes for the duration of my service.
If I am successfully appointed as a police constable I must serve wherever required
on appointment and throughout my service.
The Chief Constable retains the right to reject any application without giving a
reason.
Any offer of appointment will be subject to continued good conduct and
maintenance of fitness.
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