Police Constable

The role of a Police Constable can be demanding but it's that variety which makes it one of the most rewarding jobs around. Every day, presents a new challenge, you'll deal with different situations ensuring public order is maintained, at all times. This role will involve working across Kent.

You'll be responsible for protection of life and property as well as prevention and detection of crime. Working as part of a close team, you’ll help to serve and protect the diverse communities and businesses of Kent.

Join #TeamKent as a police officer and you'll receive a starting salary of £25,582, rising to £42,128 within your first 7 years.

Police constable training programme will run for 19 weeks at our training college in Maidstone, Kent.

Very high standards of dress, behaviour and attitude are enforced by our training college. Student constables will also be required to complete work outside training hours.

After successfully completing your probationary period* you could progress in one of the following roles/areas:

  • CID officer (criminal Investigation)
  • Sexual offences investigation team
  • Vulnerability investigation team
  • Firearms officer
  • Dog handler
  • Traffic/Roads Policing officer
  • Community safety unit
  • Major crime
  • Serious and organised crime
  • Undercover/Covert investigation
  • Police officer training

Many more opportunities are available.

*Probation period for student constables is 2 years.

To apply

To apply please visit: https://www.kent.police.uk/police-forces/kent-police/areas/kent-police/c/careers/police-officers/police-constable/

Check our top tips to support you with your application which are also featured here along with our eligibility criteria.

Kent Police are proud to ensure positive action as part of all our recruitment processes.

In line with our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy 2018-2021 we are particularly keen to increase the interest from diverse groups.

We are holding a number of recruitment and positive action workshops aimed at promoting awareness of the role of a police officer and encouraging applications from under-represented groups. This is to support our passion to ensure our workforce has the ability to reflect the diverse communities of Kent. Find out more here: https://www.kent.police.uk/police-forces/kent-police/areas/kent-police/c/careers/positive--action/postive-action-workshops/

If you need any support with your application our recruitment team will be able to assist you. Sign up for one of our recruitment online Q&A sessions here: https://www.kent.police.uk/police-forces/kent-police/areas/kent-police/c/careers/recruitment-events-workshops/


  • Discounted/free food
  • Subsidised gym membership

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,582.00 to £42,128.00 /year


  • A-Level or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No