Starting a career in the police is one of the best things 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.
One day you could be working closely with communities, patrolling your area on foot, by car or by bike to provide a visible presence to reassure residents, deter crime and safeguard vulnerable people, while the next you could be first on scene at a fatal road traffic collision, or diffusing potentially volatile situations.
There are endless opportunities to further you career in Durham Constabulary, whether you want to move up the ranks of join a specialist team there will be a role suited to you.
There is no other job like it in the world - no two days are ever the same, it’s challenging, hard work, and stressful, but finishing your shift knowing you have made a difference to someone’s life is hugely rewarding.
But don’t take our word for it, read the stories of some of our existing officers and why they chose a career at Durham Constabulary.
Meet PC Georgia Whitfield - a response officer based in Consett
Hear from Inspector Terry France from the force's Firearms Licensing Unit
Join response officer, PC Sophie Farrugia, for a day shift