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Durham Constabulary relies on the support and dedication of more than 1,093 members of police staff including 137 Police Community Support Officers.

As a large organisation there are numerous departments which offer a myriad of careers in many disciplines and grades with the opportunity of promotion and lateral development.

​Job opportunities range from:

  • Apprenticeships e.g. Business Administration
  • Accountancy
  • Administration e.g. Business Administration
  • Clerical Work
  • Crime Scene Investigators
  • Communications
  • Detention Officer
  • Driver/maintenance and Driving Instructors
  • Estates
  • Finance
  • Fingerprint Bureau
  • Fleet Management
  • Firearms Registration
  • Human Resources
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • I.T.
  • Kennel Hands
  • Legal Services Staff
  • Mechanics
  • Media and Communications
  • Occupational Health and Welfare
  • Photography
  • Police Community Support Officers
  • Printing and Design Services
  • Procurement
  • Scientific Support
  • Traffic Management
  • Trainers

Please click here for Durham Constabulary's Public Sector Apprentice Target Report for the period 2019-2020.

Current Vacancies

All of our current vacancies are advertised on the Durham Constabulary Website under the Recruitment section. 

Click here to access an application form.

Equal Opportunities

We welcome applications from anyone who considers themselves to have a protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

We are committed to recruiting a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and protect. 

Our force takes part in Positive Action, which aims to increase recruitment applications from under-represented groups. People with language skills, different cultures or backgrounds are encouraged to apply to join our organisation.

We are committed to building our relationships with minority communities and encouraging them to join our policing family.

Conditions of Service

Working hours

The standard working week is one of 37 hours Monday to Friday. Most posts are subject to a flexible working hours scheme.

Annual leave 

Annual leave will be calculated on a pro-rata basis according to the number of hours worked per week.  Annual leave for a full time employee (37 hours per week) will be a minimum of 26 days (or 192 hours and 24 minutes) rising to a maximum of 31 days (or 229 hours and 24 minutes) after 5 years continuous service. The maximum entitlement of 31 days (or 229 hours and 24 minutes) will also apply to those successful applicants who currently have 5 years continuous service as a member of Police Staff with a Police Authority; Scottish Joint Board; National Crime Squad; National Criminal Intelligence Service; Centrex; Police Service of Northern Ireland; non-Home Office Forces; the Metropolitan Police or as a member of a Local Government Authority. The foregoing leave is in addition to normal public holidays.  The annual leave year runs from January 1 to December 31. Employees who commence employment during the year will be entitled to a proportion of the annual Leave entitlement. 


Durham Constabulary is committed to improving the wellbeing of its staff. 


New employees will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) on appointment unless they choose to opt out. Details of the Local Government Pension scheme can be found by visiting 

Probationary Period

Substantive appointment is subject to a probationary period of six months. If you are required to attend a training course that exceeds 4 weeks during your probationary period then you probationary period will be extended accordingly. At the end of the probationary period, subject to a satisfactory report, you will be transferred to the established staff. 

Smoking Policy

Durham Constabulary operates a No Smoking policy except in designated areas.

Job share

Most posts are considered suitable for job share.