Constable- DHEP Accelerated Detective Pathway

Job Description

Northamptonshire Police

Police Constables

Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step and you’re now one step closer to the best career decision you’ll ever make.  

You are on your way to earning a highly competitive salary, starting at £24,780 and rising to £41,130, in a job where no two days are the same. A job that is both challenging and rewarding.

To start your application form, click on the apply now button located at the top of the page.

The application form is really important because it will give us vital information about you and your suitability for the job. So take your time and think through the questions and your answers carefully.

We advise you to simply register with an email address and password. This allows you to fill out sections of the application form, leave and return to complete it, at your convenience.

of the questions in the application form are necessary, so don’t skip any of them.

Helping you through the recruitment process

We know that this is a life changing role and we want to help you through the recruitment process as much as possible. We have a range of support services available to help you, which we encourage you to take advantage of.

We offer one-to-one guidance through the recruitment process. You can access this by emailing

We also have a series of workshops that you can attend. We strongly recommend you take advantage of these workshops, as they can assist you in the very rigorous recruitment process. These include:

  • How to complete an application form
  • How to prepare for a competency based interview
  • How to prepare for the assessment centre

For further details on these workshops or to attend, please  email


**Before you fill out your application, please be sure to read through the information on our website that explains all the essential eligibility criteria including qualifications. 

  • Level 6 qualification
  • You must be 17 and over to apply
  • Full UK manual driving licence

 **We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are especially keen to welcome applications from under represented groups such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, LGBT+ and women.  You can contact our Positive Action Team by emailing