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Durham Constabulary strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse communities that we police and protect. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to join us.

We value people from all diverse areas of the community and work closely with internal and external support network groups to ensure our staff have access to the most appropriate support and career development needs possible to be able to positively contribute to the policing of our communities.

We particularly welcome applications and the opportunity for informal discussion with individuals from the following under-represented groups; BAME, LGBT+ and those applicants who consider themselves to have a disability as defined by the Equality Act (2010).

Please note that all formal applications made to Durham Constabulary for employment will be based on merit.

Before you apply, it is advised to check the basic eligibility criteria that you need to fulfil to be successful. To be eligible to apply all applicants must:

  • Age 18 years or older at the point of confirmation
  • Be a British citizen or a citizen of a country that is a member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, or a Commonwealth citizen or foreign national who is resident in the UK and have indefinite leave to work and remain.
  • 4 O Levels/ GCSEs including English Language or Literature (Grade A, B, or C) or a recognised equivalent qualification.
  • No tattoos on face, neck or hands OR have any tattoos which cause offence, are excessive or considered unprofessional.
  • No County Court Judgements (CCJs) or Independent Voluntary Agreements (IVAs).
  • Not a member of the British National Party, Combat 18, National Front or similar organisation.
  • Full driving licence for motor car, at the point of application.
  • Previous criminal convictions or cautions (including those spent), fixed penalty notices, traffic offences or any involvement with the police must be declared on your application form.

For further information on the on the eligibility criteria please click here.