Police Officer (DHEP) LEc

Posted on 6th Oct 2020

Police Officer (DHEP) LEc

The Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) is for people who already have at least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent level 6 qualification) or are in the final year of study and would like to be trained to be a first-class police officer.

Join us as an operational officer and you’ll get to learn both 'on the job' and by studying at university over a two-year period, where you’ll be able to gain a diploma in policing. It doesn’t matter what subject your degree is in. The important thing is that by earning one you’ve already shown that you have the ability to research, evaluate and present evidence.

It's a unique role with unique demands that are ever-changing. You need to be adaptable to change and ready to think on your feet.

Being a Police Constable means never knowing what's going to happen next. You'll be working long hours - typically 8, 10 or 12-hour shifts - you'll be in contact with the widest variety of people, and you'll be expected to act with integrity at all times - even when you're out of uniform.

At the same time, it's a role that can give you some of the best and proudest days of your life. From protecting the vulnerable and saving lives to just making your local community feel safer, it's exciting, diverse and vitally important.

In return, you will have the benefit of working for a creative, forward-thinking force that is dedicated to keeping Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland a safe place to live, work and visit.

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and encourage anyone who has considered a career in policing to submit an application. We are particularly keen to increase the number of women officers and officers from black and minority ethnic communities and candidates from the LGBT community, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

Prior to starting your online application, you may find it useful to visit our recruitment pages which can be found here:


Please also read telephone guidance document attached to this vacancy.

Best of luck!

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