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VIDEO: Calling all would-be bobbies

VIDEO: Calling all would-be bobbies

Published at 12:30pm 29th April 2016. (Updated at 12:40pm 29th April 2016)

North Yorkshire Police is looking for more officers to join the force.

Earlier this year, Chief Constable Dave Jones and Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan announced plans to boost the number of officers to 1,400 over a two-year period.

To give prospective applicants a real taste of the role, a film has been produced to show the day-to-day reality of being a Police Constable.

It follows two response PCs from the force and shows them attending calls and dealing with the daily challenges, along with information and advice about the application and training process.


Police Constable student officers experience an 18-week training programme, where they are put through their paces learning the law and key communication skills.

When they have completed training, they spend 15 weeks experiencing different elements of policing through serving placements in various departments, whilst being guided by a tutor and completing their SOLAP - a portfolio of evidence and experience which is assessed and graded.

On successfully completing their training and placements, PCs then serve a two-year probationary period, before becoming a fully-fledged Police Constable.

A key message of the recruitment campaign and the film is the force's ambition to increase the diversity of its workforce.

Chief Inspector Mark Khan, who appears in the film, said: "It's an exciting time to be joining the police force. This job changes you and brings out all the positive qualities inside of you. No other job gives you the sense of satisfaction like this job does - you are helping people in their time of need and assisting when they are at their most vulnerable. You will be the frontline of the criminal justice system and responsible for protecting the public, preventing crime and the maintenance of public order.

"Police Constable is a professional role and following a successful probation the career opportunities are numerous - successful applicants could choose to pursue specialisms such as Serious Crime Team, Cybercrime Unit, Economic Crime Unit, Firearms Support to name a few.

"We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences and we recognise that the more diverse our force can be and the more it can reflect the society it polices, the stronger it becomes. This is your police force, please come and join it."

You can apply now at www.northyorkshire.police.uk/pc