police officer recruitment drive begins across Somerset
and Somerset Police has today (Tuesday) begun a recruitment drive
for new police officers and is encouraging people across the Burnham-On-Sea
area from all backgrounds to consider a career in policing.
The force says it is is looking to recruit 120 officers per year
over the next three to four years.
Recruitment will open at 12 noon today (2nd February), with candidates
invited to complete an online registration and eligibility check.
This stage of recruitment will close at 5pm on 10 February. Following
registration, candidates will be asked to complete an online assessment
and application form.
Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: "Choosing a career in policing
offers a meaningful and valued job, protecting people and helping
to change their lives for the better."
want to see people from all walks of life and all corners of the
force area apply, bringing new blood and fresh experiences to
policing in Avon and Somerset. Its important that our workforce
reflects the communities we serve to build trust. Thats
why were actively encouraging people from all backgrounds
through our Representative Workforce programme to consider a career
"Its been a difficult few years for policing, with
significant challenges to save money, so Im especially delighted
to be announcing the recruitment of new officers in my first week
as chief constable. I look forward to welcoming ambitious new
candidates who can help us make a difference and support our mission
to make the communities of Avon and Somerset safe and feel safe."
PCC Sue Mountstevens added: "Im delighted that the
Constabulary are once again recruiting new police officers. Policing
is a challenging and rewarding job and it is vital that the service
reflects the communities it serves. Its great that the doors
are open once again and I would encourage people from all backgrounds
"People relate to people and different people can bring
different life experiences to the role of a police officer. It
is only by embracing this diversity that Avon and Somerset can
be the best policing service for local people. I want all residents
to be safe and feel safe and having frontline officers, out on
the beat, within our local communities is key part of that."
For more information please visit the police officer recruitment
Picturd: Chief Constable Andy Marsh and PCC Sue Mountstevens