Being a police constable isn’t for everyone. It is physically, mentally and emotionally demanding but it is also very rewarding. Because of this you need to ensure that you are right for this role.
Some police forces require anyone who is interested in becoming a police constable to have first achieved the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP). This requires a significant personal commitment in terms of time and money. You should consult the website of the force you wish to join to find out if they require you to have registered for, or have completed, the CKP prior to submitting your application. This will ensure you can plan sufficient time for this within the force recruitment timescales.
This tool helps you to explore your suitability for the role of police constable and to make a reasonably informed decision about whether or not to undertake the CKP or submit an application for the role of a police constable.