West Mercia Police launches recruitment drive to find its next beat bobbies

Written by on June 23, 2018

THE LATEST major recruitment drive has been launched by West Mercia Police to find the force’s next officers.

It is the second event of its kind this year and began on Monday.

More than 600 pre-applications were received when recruitment opened in February and the candidates are in the process of attending assessment centres.

New applicants can apply online and those selected will go onto the following three stages – eligibility, behaviour styles test and situation judgement test.

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is backing a drive to recruit officers to protect frontline policing numbers and prioritise more resources into communities.

“The public want visible, accessible policing focused on resolving the problems in our communities.

“I am delivering this by protecting the frontline, bolstering police numbers through this recruitment drive and prioritising resources to keep our communities safe.”

The level of interest was already encouraging said Mr Campion, adding he expected a high standard of applicants who reflected the diversity in the county’s communities and would deliver the quality service those communities deserved.

Martin Evans, Assistant Chief Constable of West Mercia Police said: “Policing has changed over time but it remains one of the most challenging, unpredictable yet utterly rewarding jobs I know.

“A career with West Mercia Police is one that I recommend to anyone who wants to make a positive difference every day to the lives of the people in their community.”

Anyone interested can visit www.westmercia.police.uk/article/6752/Join-as-a-police-officer .

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