New Police Constable
Metropolitan police officers occupy a key position in the communities of London, ensuring safety and security. Policing is a unique job with unique demands, particularly in a city as incomparable as London. It's not easy, but it is rewarding - packed full of new and interesting experiences.
A police officer's role is about more than working to reduce crime. It is now just as much about reducing the fear of crime, working in partnership with communities to make a real difference and improve quality of life for everyone. We need to be more visible, available and accountable to our communities. This is the focus of the new Local Policing Model (LPM). A key part of the new LPM is Safer Neighbourhoods Teams, who will be designated to a ward with an emphasis on local policing.
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London covers 620 square miles and is home to around 8.2 million people speaking over 300 different languages. In this most vibrant and complex of cities, this presents an ever-evolving challenge for the MPS when fighting to reduce crime - and the fear of crime - through total policing.
Forging close relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within London’s different communities all form part of the fundamental platform on which effective, credible policing is built.
As a result, we must continue to recruit the right people from every background and use the full spectrum of their skills, knowledge and experience to make London safer for everybody.
As a new police constable, you will operate on the front line, supporting victims and witnesses, providing reassurance, instilling confidence in addition to building up relationships and trust.
Your training will provide you with all the tools you need to carry out such tasks, including how to gather and manage information and intelligence effectively, enabling you to make arrests and ensure prosecutions are successful.
To reach this stage, you must go through our recruitment and selection process designed to assess whether you have the qualities to become a successful police constable.Beyond these requirements, a new police constable could be anyone, regardless of their background, culture, faith or sexuality.