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Become a police officer

Make your difference

ARU are proud to be working with eight police forces across the East and South East of England and London to recruit and educate new police officers through two new entry routes into policing.

The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and the Degree Holder Entry Programme are part of the new Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF), which aims to further professionalise policing as a career by raising educational standards.

We’re delighted to partner with Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk police forces, and the Metropolitan Police to offer two more ways to Make Your Difference.

+ Learn on the job

+ Diversity and inclusivity

+ Achieve your potential with ARU

New routes to joining the Police

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

Launch or change career with this 3 year, on the job degree apprenticeship.

Explore East of England Forces PCDA Explore the Metropolitan Police PCDA

Degree Holder Entry Programme

Convert your existing undergraduate degree with our 2 year DHEP programme.

Explore East of England Forces DHEP Explore the Metropolitan Police DHEP

Apply now to become a police officer with one of our partner forces

Follow the force names below to find out more about working with each of the forces and to apply.

Metropolitan Police Service

ARU also offer a campus-based, undergraduate degree in Professional Policing. Graduates from this course will be able to apply directly to police forces as a Police Constable. Explore BSc Hons Professional Policing.