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The MPS today is a far cry from the organisation that was founded in 1829 by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel. Back then, there were just 1,000 officers looking after a population of 2 million. Now, there are some 55,000 officers and staff who make up the MPS, working as one team to make the streets safer for 7.2 million Londoners in 32 boroughs across 620 square miles.

As one of the capital’s largest employers, the MPS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the community it serves. People join from all kinds of backgrounds, bringing all sorts of skills and experience to a huge diversity of roles. As well as frontline officers, the MPS employs 14,000 police staff who carry out vital work such as answering emergency calls, forensics, handling finances or harnessing the latest advancements in technology.

But London can only be policed with the trust and respect of all Londoners, so it’s essential that everyone who joins has the sensitivity to work effectively with the many different communities that make up the capital.

Being there for London and making it a safer place to live, work and visit is uniquely challenging and uniquely rewarding. Good salaries are supplemented by attractive benefits including a superb pension and opportunities for career progression

Open Positions

New Police Constable

  • responding to calls for help from the public
  • investigating crimes and offences
  • interviewing suspects and making arrests
  • giving evidence in court
  • controlling traffic and crowds at large public events and gatherings
  • giving the public advice on personal safety and crime prevention
  • promoting respect for people in relation to their race, diversity and human rights
  • You’ll work with other police officers and staff like police community support officers, and investigators for crime scenes and road traffic accidents.

    Career path and progression

    You’ll spend 2 years as a student officer before becoming a police constable. You’ll then decide whether you want to specialise in a particular area of policing. You could consider:
    • Criminal Investigation Department (CID), anti-fraud or road traffic
    • drugs or firearms
    • counter-terrorism
    • air support or underwater search
    • dog-handling or mounted policing
    With experience you may be able to apply for promotion to sergeant, inspector, chief inspector or higher. In the CID you’ll also have the title of detective added to your rank – for example, detective sergeant or detective chief inspector." />
    £29,607 - £35,000