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MERSEYSIDE Police has launched a campaign to recruit
140 new constables to the Force this year. The Force is committed to providing
an effective service to communities across Merseyside and we aim to put our
communities 1st in everything we do. To do this we need to understand all of our
communities and our officers and staff should reflect the diverse communities we
serve. So 2017 our Positive Action Team is providing support to people from
under represented communities, such as minority faith, black and minority
ethnicity and LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender) who want to join an
inclusive organisation that embraces diversity.
Assistant Chief Constable Ian Critchley, said:- "I am delighted that the
Force is in a position to recruit new Police officers. We want to encourage
people from all our communities, who have the passion, ability and drive to
deliver an effective policing service, to join us and help us understand the
needs of all our communities better. Quite often when we run recruitment
campaigns we find that there aren't many applications from the different
communities we have here on Merseyside, which for us is disappointing.
Merseyside Police embraces diversity and we work as 1 team to provide the public
of Merseyside with an effective policing service. People from different
backgrounds, who bring different experiences and viewpoints in to the force, can
help us to shape the future of policing the diverse communities we serve across
Merseyside. We are looking for men and women who thrive on challenges and are
willing to work hard to learn the skills necessary for this difficult but
critical role. Being a Police officer can be a tough job but it is also
extremely rewarding. The skills for being a good Police officer include the
ability to work as part of a team, solve problems and keep calm and confident in
difficult circumstances. The role can be both physically and mentally demanding,
but it is an opportunity to make a difference and ensure that the people who
live in Merseyside feel safe."
Chief Inspector Karen Dowden, from the Force Positive Action Team, added:-
"We are looking for dedicated, skilled and diverse individuals to join us.
Positive Action is a lawful and appropriate way of redressing the balance and
increasing representation of people from minority groups in Merseyside Police.
We are providing support, advice and guidance to people who fall into these
groups and encourage you to consider a challenging and rewarding career with us.
If you are from 1 of these groups and are interested in finding out more please
contact the positive action team via sending us an email."
Merseyside's Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy said:- "It's great news
that, thanks to some very careful financial planning, Merseyside Police is in a
position to recruit 140 new Police constables. Merseyside Police works hard for
all the people of Merseyside and is actively trying to be more reflective of the
wonderfully diverse communities it serves. This recruitment drive will give the
Force the opportunity to welcome a host of new people from a wide range of
backgrounds, who have varied experiences and beliefs but are united in their
commitment to serving the public, to the Merseyside Police family. Merseyside
Police is looking for brave, dedicated, passionate individuals who want to
represent their communities and help others. If you fit the bill, I would
encourage you to apply!"
The recruitment process will be open, from 9am, on Monday, 9 January 2017, but
applications will not be considered after the Force receives 2000 applications.
Anyone aged over 18 is eligible to apply. There is no upper
age limit for applications, but the compulsory retirement age for a Police
officer is 60.
All applicants must pass a Police selection process and complete a training
programme. Anyone who wishes to apply can find the application form on the
If you want any advice / assistance in relation to the application process about
the process you can contact our HR Shared Services Department on:- 0151 777 8280
(press 1 for recruitment).