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Recruitment Update

Policing a population of over 8 million people, home to over 40 different communities who speak in excess of 300 different languages is challenging and complex, so it's critical we recruit the best people with the right skills to police London.

For this reason we're introducing an additional language eligibility criteria as a key skill to become a Police Constable. Whilst our Police Officers are able to effectively carry out their duties without the ability to speak a second language, a Police Constable with this skill is an asset in helping both themselves and their colleagues to more effectively engage with the community and deal with everyday policing situations. To apply you must be able to speak one of the 14 languages below:

  • Yoruba (Nigeria)
  • Hebrew
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Italian
  • German
  • Turkish
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Sinhali (Sri Lanka)
  • Bengali

Unless you meet our eligibility criteria, you are unable to submit an application to become a Police Officer at this stage. However, you can still apply to become a Special Constable with the Met. More details can be found here

If you don't have the relevant language skills outlined above, but still want to become a Police Constable, you can register here to receive details of future recruitment campaigns. Please note, we do not currently have any plans to open general Police Constable recruitment.

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