Londoners are different, and we’re proud of it. We are united and share a passion for this city. As a police constable in the Met, you get the chance to keep your city safe and make the capital a better place. Every day. It’s an immensely rewarding job that will put you at the heart of the communities that make London the city we all love.
About the Role
As a police constable in the Met, you’ll work on the front-line keeping people safe, supporting victims and providing reassurance. It’s about being proactive, helping prevent crime before it happens, and acting with integrity at all times – even when you’re out of your uniform. It’s a unique challenge; with our training, and the back up of your team, you'll feel ready to face anything.
At the Met, our police training is world class. And from the moment you join, this is exactly what you’ll receive - developing your skills and experience to become a substantive police constable. This includes a 12-week foundation training course, and patrols alongside experienced officers. In your career here, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to continue your professional development. This could take you in any number of career directions, such as detective roles, child safeguarding, firearms, counter terrorism, financial investigation or cybercrime. In fact, as the UK’s largest police service, the Met gives you the chance to enjoy a rewarding career full of variety - only found by being in one of the world’s most populated and diverse cities.
It’s vital the Met Police reflects this vibrant, unique and ever-evolving capital. Which is why we’re looking for people from all backgrounds to join us. You’ll need the ability to earn trust and respect, and build positive relationships with all kinds of individuals.
To make London the safest city in the world, we also have to understand it. We ordinarily have a residency criteria that means our Police Constables need to have lived in London for a minimum of three years, within the last six. We are temporarily extending the opportunity to join the Met and 'Do Something Real' to non-Londoners, as part of our drive to recruit more than 2,500 officers. This provides a real opportunity for those living outside of London to fulfil their ambition of working for the Met. This will be a time limited opportunity, and will run in parallel to our existing drive to encourage more Londoners to join.
You’ll start with a salary package of circa £30k inclusive of allowances.