Major recruitment campaign launched by Northumbria

PC Mohammed Khan has encouraged others to apply to Northumbria Police.
PC Mohammed Khan has encouraged others to apply to Northumbria Police.

Northumbria Police is launching its biggest recruitment campaign in nearly a decade – giving people the chance to ‘be the difference’.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, and Chief Constable Steve Ashman are paving the way for more than 600 recruits to join the force over the next three years so they can deliver the best possible service to the North East.

There are 200 different roles open to officers at the force including work on patrol, on our roads and in some of the more specialist roles like dog handling or working with police horses. There will also be a number of opportunities for new police staff and police volunteers.

Ms Baird said: “Now is a fantastic time to join Northumbria Police – the force is full of ambition to be the very best it can be and it’s important that we find talent from all backgrounds to help bring these ambitions to life and become even stronger.”

Chief Constable Ashman said this wave of recruitment was one of the most significant campaigns in the recent history of Northumbria Police.

He added: “Deciding to become a police officer is a great career choice.

“It is a unique job which allows recruits the opportunity to serve our local communities and really make a difference to people’s lives.”

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