WORCESTER residents who want to pursue a career in the police force are being invited to apply to become officers with West Mercia Police.
A major recruitment for new bobbies on the beat begins on Monday and is the second such event of the year.
More than 600 pre-applications were received when recruitment opened in February and these candidates are in the process of attending assessment centres.
New applicants are invited to take part in the online pre-application process and those successful 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,” Mr Campion said.
“The level of interest is already encouraging and we expect a high standard of applicants who reflect the diversity in our communities, and will deliver the quality service our communities deserve.”
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 from Monday.