PO/218/B Accelerated Detective Constable Programme

Police Officer - Probationer
Bedfordshire Police Force
£23,586 + £1,000 location allowance

Bedfordshire ADCP Programme

Bedfordshire Police are now accepting applications for the Accelerated Detective Constable Programme (ADCP).  Applicants are sought with a curious, inquiring mind, who think they have what it takes to be a Detective. 

You are required to complete 2 forms to apply for the ADCP.  These are:

  1. The application which you will access through the ‘apply now’ button.  This is the online competency based application for the role of Police Officer.
  2. The attached word document which is the ADCP Technical Application Form.  This additional form must be completed and submitted to BCHcareers@herts.pnn.police.uk by 23:55 on 16th June 2019. 

Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

This is a new exciting opportunity for our Force and during the first year successful candidates will be required to complete the current intensive regular Police Officer training as well as the National Investigators Exam. Officers will then progress to receive specialist Detective training within an Investigative environment. 

Following successful completion of the two year training period, Officers will be confirmed as Detectives and posted within one of our specialist investigative teams.

No policing experience is necessary to apply but it is essential that candidates applying display the skills and attributes suited to the role, including an inquisitive mind, excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of integrity.  It’s a challenging job but also one which is extremely diverse and rewarding.

Starting salary is £23,586 per annum plus £1,000 location allowance.

Please note, for Bedfordshire internal candidates, if you are currently a Communications Operator, Detention Officer or a PCSO you will need to have completed a minimum level of service in that role before you are able to apply.  This is to ensure the Constabulary receives a return on investment on the training invested for your current role.  This is 18 months for Communications Operators and 12 months for both Detention Officers and PCSO’s.

Members of the Special Constabulary and Police Community Volunteers are welcome to apply.

Bedfordshire Police is committed to fairness towards all members of the community. We are looking for individuals with a range of skills and experiences from a mixture of backgrounds in order to deliver an excellent Police service. We welcome and encourage applications from all diverse groups from within our communities.

Please note that if you are applying for the Accelerated Detective Constable Programme you will be unable to submit an application for any other Police Officer role within Bedfordshire Police.  Therefore if you are interested in the role of Police Officer, your application will need to be submitted through the Police Officer vacancy.

If you are currently at the pre-employment checks stage to become a Police Officer with Bedfordshire Police, unfortunately you are ineligible to apply on this occasion.

This opportunity is closed to applications.