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As the face of the Met, you’ll be dealing with local communities, building relationships and combating crime. Find out how we’re achieving this in a city that’s…

What You Will Do

  1. You’ll work as a uniformed officer on patrol, checking the security of public areas. You’ll also work at a police station.Your day-to-day tasks may include:
    • 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.