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Being a Detective Constable is a challenging and extremely rewarding career. You’ll be the difference that helps make North Wales Police be the safest place in the UK by serving our local communities and striving to achieve the right outcome for victims and their families.
Our salaried two-year graduate detective programme offers a unique opportunity into policing to anyone who holds a degree level 6 or above. Our Fast Track to Detective Programme has been designed to equip you with both on and off the job learning; providing the right knowledge and resources to support you in becoming an accredited Detective in just two years.
Our policing family come from all walks of life. There will be skills that you’ve built on through your experience that will be of considerable value to North Wales Police. Everyone has different motivations for joining, and you may never have considered a career in policing; yet if your motivation stems from a desire to make a lasting difference in the most vulnerable communities, while also developing your skills, you may find you’re a better detective than you realise. You’ll make your difference in helping achieve our mission to transform communities.
As part of being a Detective, you’ll often be faced with tough situations to overcome, where people will look to you for support and guidance. By demonstrating professional credibility, resilience and workplace confidence, you’ll be able to prove your suitability to the role, as well as being seen as a leader.
Our Detective Constables play a critical role in discovering the truth behind a crime. They gather, verify and assess all appropriate and available information to gain an accurate understanding of situations and strive to achieve the desired outcomes for the victims as well as building confidence and providing reassurance within our communities.
You’ll be responsible for solving some of the most serious and complex cases, where no two days will be the same or even cases. One day you could be analysing the evidence or preparing for court, talking to witnesses, interviewing suspects or working towards safeguarding a child or an adult.
You can find out more about the role of a Detective Constable, the investigative departments you could work in and the career pathway on our Training and Careers page.
We’re looking for career-driven people who reflect the communities we serve. Who can bring diversity of experience and are willing to protect our communities by making effective and ethical decisions, and actively seeking solutions to problems when it comes to delivering an outstanding service.
If you’re observant, tenacious and resilient with an inquisitive mind; you have the ability to spot what others miss, you’re able to gather evidence and you have the determination to follow it through to the end; then you may have what it takes to take up a new career and become the next generation of Detectives with North Wales Police.
We’re committed to diversifying our police service, and in the past year the government uplift programme has presented us with unique opportunities in achieving this. We’ve been active in the community in reaching out to people from under-represented groups and anyone with protected characteristics. There’s never been a better time to join.
If you think this is the career for you, please complete an Expression of Interest form to get in touch.
You can also find out if you’re eligible for the support we provide by visiting our Positive Action team page.
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Some of our current detectives share their stories.
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