West Mercia Police is proud to employ more than 130 ex-service personnel, cadet leaders and reservists and we actively encourage people from such a background to apply for our vacancies. A large percentage of our police officer applicants have served in the military, and almost 5% of applicants for staff roles have previously worked for the MOD. Much of the training, discipline, and mental fortitude that you've developed during your time in the military will be of value to you as a police officer.
Officers and staff with a forces background play a vital part within our police force and in recognition of this, we have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. We are one of only a few police forces in the UK to have received the coveted Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award from the Armed Forces Covenant, which acknowledges the level of support and advocacy we offer to our colleagues with military experience, including a network of Armed Forces Champions.
We are very supportive of our existing staff who are also reservists and cadet instructors, with specific policies which enable them to meet their annual training requirement.
If you would like to speak to one of our Armed Forces Champions, please contact [email protected] and we will arrange for you to talk informally with someone at West Mercia Police who is ex-military personnel.