Policing can only change if people like you join us. As a student police officer, you’ll get to help keep your community safe and study for a paid-for degree or postgraduate diploma in Professional Policing Practice with Staffordshire University, meaning that you earn while you learn.

Policing is a profession where the only barrier is your ambition. You will set off on a career path that could see you specialising, moving into managerial and non-uniform roles or progressing all the way up the ranks.

Starting a career in the police could be the best thing you’ll ever do. You’ll be able to make a real difference in your community, reducing crimes and making people safer. But being a police officer isn’t for everyone – it’s one of the most challenging careers you can choose, being physically, mentally and emotionally demanding.

Policing offers stable employment with excellent job security, benefits and pension. The starting salary is over £20k – and your pay will be £40k in eight years, more if you move up the ranks. What’s more, your learning will be recognised with a fully accredited degree or postgraduate diploma in Professional Policing Practice from Staffordshire University, with all tuition fees paid - so you’ll be living an independent life, with money to spend while at university.

We have vacancies for student police officers locally and we offer support right through your application.

Once you join us, you will continue to be fully supported. We offer professional development and training, health and wellbeing support and staff networks such as Women of West Mercia and the B-ME network.

So Be the Change. Become a student officer with West Mercia Police and join a profession to be proud of. 

To find out more and apply, go to our Careers site.