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Policing in Humberside is about making our communities safer and improving public confidence and satisfaction by increasing the visibility and availability of officers and staff.

During the next few years Humberside Police are looking for people to work to come and work with us.

We will be looking for new front-line police officers and police civilian staff in roles such as police community support officer (PCSO) or in our command Hub taking emergency and non-emergency calls.

All of our employment opportunities will be put onto our website and advertised on our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter as and when we are recruiting for those specific jobs.

A Representative Workforce

We believe we can enhance our organisation and the services we deliver by increasing the presence of people with diverse characteristics among our officers and staff.


Here in Humberside Police, we believe that public confidence is affected positively by the diversity of our workforce. The more diverse our people, the more possible it is for us to connect with and understand the varying needs of all the people we serve. Then, if we understand those needs, we can seek to meet them.

Fair Recruitment and Selection

Our recruitment and selection processes are entirely based upon merit. Those individuals who perform most strongly in selection are the ones who are offered positions working with us.

The most effective police service is one that can be adjusted to help anyone, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, level of ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith, relationship or parental status.

More about what some of the roles we are looking for people to undertake:

Police Officers

We are looking to recruit 300 police officers between March 2016 and 2020.  We will recruit in phases during the four year period.

You will provide a highly visible presence, reducing nuisance and anti social behaviour, participating in partnerships and initiatives and adopting a long term and problem solving approach to all policing issues.

Don't doubt that this can be a tough and unpredictable job, but it is also the most rewarding position you will ever have. Every day when you put on that uniform and go to work, you will be making life safer and more secure for your friends and neighbours, and making your town a better place to live.

We have high standards and only want the best people, when we recruit we provide up-to-date information about what we expect from you and how to apply.  The application process to become a police officer can feel daunting and if you need help with the application we are on hand to guide you.

Police Staff

In recent years we have had to make cuts to our police staff and only certain people are now needed.

Call Handlers - our busy command centre (Hub) takes calls around the clock 365 days a year.  The people who work in call handling roles are highly trained and deal with every possible scenario on a day-to-day basis.  We regularly need to fill vacancies in the command centre and are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working and resilient people to join us.

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) - Public demand for highly visible police patrols has never been greater.  To reduce crime and the fear of crime we employ PCSOs.  PCSOs are uniformed staff who work with police officers and share some, but not all of their powers.

Police Volunteers - In partnership with the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service we encourage those living and working in the area to use their skills, experience and knowledge to assist and support police officers, PCSOs, special constables, support staff and fire service personnel in their daily business.  We always welcome people to come and volunteer for us.  Whether it’s to help you build your CV and help you on your way to a better career or because you have found yourself with time on your hands and you want to give something back to your community.

Police Cadets – Aged 15-18, Cadets are ambassadors for Humberside Police. They act as mentors and role models within their communities.  Cadets have a variety of different duties. They will be required to attend a two-hour lesson each week, as well as volunteering for at least three hours per month with the community teams.

Other employment opportunities may be available as and when they are needed so make sure you look on our website regularly and keep an eye on our social media channels for details.

Our Webpage showing all current employment opportunities is available through



Between March 2016 and the end of 2020 we are looking to recruit 300 new police officers.  We are not recruiting right now but we will be shortly so keep an eye on our social media channels.

If you are interested in becoming a police officer you should consider making sure you qualify.  If you don't right now then you still have time to get yourself ready.  The key requirements to become a police officer are as follows:

  1. You need a level 3 qualification (a minimum of: AS level, NVQ level 3, Diploma, International Baccalaureate (IB) or equivalent).
  2. You need a full driving licence.
  3. You need to be over 18 years old

The public demand for visible, on-street patrols has never been greater and Humberside Police is constantly looking at ways of reducing crime and the fear of crime. 

You can be part of making your community a safer place for all. 

There are also a host of career opportunities available to support regular officers from Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), police staff, special constables, volunteers and casual workers and options for part-time, full-time and flexible working.

Unlock your own potential and achieve your own personal goals.