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Police Requirement;  Anyone wishing to join police force be it in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, or in  Australia must have the following things in mind as things that must be required of him/her by the Police Force, if he/she is trying to join the Police Force

Meanwhile, the Police generally are known to be friends of the general public in every country of the world.

Consequently, in  their attempt to maintain this high level of discipline and honesty as the benchmark for being a true patriot,  decided long ago to maintain high degree of professional requirements for prospective police officers in every country of the world.

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Thus, it is not therefore every body, that can be able to maintain this high level of honesty and discipline that the police maintain.

It is against this essence, that the police force all over the world in their quest to maintain high level of ethics and professional code of conducts  that the stipulated the  common requirements for candidates seeking to join the police force

Eligibility Requirements / Police Requirement

Eligibility requirements for the police are fairly detailed, but we’ve provided a summary of some of the basic requirements. If you would like to know more, or have a specific query, please contact your chosen force.

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  • age requirements
  • nationality requirements
  • criminal record
  • tattoos
  • financial status
  • physical fitness
  • health
  • eyesight
  • previous applications

Age requirements

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Applications can be accepted at the age of 18. There’s no upper age limit for applying to the police service, but bear in mind that the normal retirement age is 60 years and that new recruits are required to undertake a two-year probationary period.

Nationality requirements

You must be a citizen of the country your are applying to join their police force. the reason for this because police service work is borne out of patriotism or love of ones country.
However, this requirement is not without some exceptions. In some special cases, candidates who are not citizens of particular country may be enlisted into the police to serve…

Foreign nationals and UK citizens who have lived abroad may have to wait some time for security and vetting clearance. All applicants have to be vetted to the same standard before appointment.

Criminal record

A number of crimes will mean a definite or likely rejection of your application, including anyone who has received a formal caution in the last five years, committed a violent crime or public order offence. If you are at all unsure, contact your chosen force contact your chosen force for more information.

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You should not have tattoos which could cause offence. Tattoos are not acceptable if they are particularly prominent, garish, offensive or undermine the dignity and authority of your role. Contact your chosen force if you have any specific concerns.

Financial Status | Police Requirement

Applicants will have their financial status checked.

These checks are carried out because police officers have access to privileged information, which may make them vulnerable to corruption.

Applicants with outstanding County Court judgement, who have been registered bankrupt with outstanding debts, will be rejected. If you have discharged bankruptcy debts then you will need to provide a Certificate of Satisfaction with your application.

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If you have any concerns, contact your chosen force for more information.

Physical Fitness | Police Requirement

To ensure you are fit enough for the role, you will undertake a fitness test. There are two elements to the test and you must pass both before you can be appointed.

We are looking for no more than the minimum standard needed to enable you to work effectively as a police officer. You will be given help to improve your fitness and if you prepare yourself properly, there is no reason for you to fail.

There are two elements to the test: dynamic strength and endurance fitness.


Police officers encounter stressful situations, trauma, physical confrontation and work long hours on shifts. They need to be resilient enough to cope with the demands and pressures of police work. Applicants must therefore be in good health mentally and physically to undertake police duties.

You will undergo a medical examination to ensure you meet the health standards required. Take a look at the medical standards for more information about some of the conditions that can exclude you.


Applicants will have their eyesight tested at the medical assessment stage. You may be asked to go to an optician to have your eyes tested and the eyesight form filled in. Failure to pass this test will lead to rejection.

Previous applications

You can only apply to one force at any one time.

If you have previously applied to join the police service and been unsuccessful, you must wait six months from your initial rejection before you can apply again.

References; is and does not claim to be an agent of the Police force, thus we do not have any legal right as to offers additional help (than the publication of this article).  Consequently, applicants who are in need of more information are advised to visit  the POLICE.


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