Remember when you broke up that fight? Maybe that time you helped out your elderly neighbour? You might already have the leadership, communication skills and compassion that it takes to be a police officer – you just don’t know it yet. Whether you’re looking for a later-life career change or you’re a fresh out of uni graduate, you can put those skills into action here at Team NP – be it as a detective, working in child protection or even as an authorised firearms officer. We’ll help you to develop those skills, and uncover new ones, giving you a rewarding career where you’ll be making a difference to people’s lives, each and every day.
As the 8th largest Home Office force, there’s no end to the opportunities for progression and development. At Team NP our promotions process is not just a single annual event, but a pathway of development. You’ve the flexibility to complete the pathway at a time that’s right for you and a portfolio of development allows you to make the work you do every day count towards your assessment. Our regular promotions support Q&A events and our wider skills programme, covering topics from leadership to interview skills and confidence building, give you the support you need to reach your goal. First-rate wellbeing support
From our mental health first aiders to our 24/7 employee assistance line or even our suite of on-site gyms, we prioritise your wellbeing both in and out of work. Our family-friendly and flexible working policies allow you to take time out when you need it most, while our buildings improvement project means you’re working in spaces with bright and modern refreshment spaces. Variety of policing challenges
Within our force area we have the vibrant hotspots of Newcastle and Sunderland, offering you the chance to get involved in fast-paced city centre policing and the night time economy. At the same time, we also police Northumberland, the least populated English county. Here you’ll be working at the heart of rural policing, problem-solving community issues and targeting cross-county crime. With such diversity, there’s something for everyone to sink their teeth into. A great place to live
Our force area offers city and countryside on your doorstep – making it a fantastic base to live and work. Cost of living and house prices are significantly more affordable in the North East than in other areas, meaning a great quality of life. Beyond the draw of the roaring nightlife of Newcastle, it’s an ideal location for families with some of the country’s best coastline on offer in Northumberland and exceptional schools throughout the region.