Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Warwickshire Police actively encourages applications from the armed forces and is proud to employ both officers and staff from a forces background. We are very supportive of our staff who are reservists and cadet instructors, and have specific policies including a Reservist policy, that enable them to meet their annual training requirements.
We would recommend people from the armed forces view our current vacancies. Our application forms specifically ask if individuals are currently serving, a veteran or a military spouse. Our veterans lead will contact new starters to offer support and arrange a ‘buddy up’ scheme with another in-force veteran.
In August 2019, Warwickshire Police was awarded Gold in the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), the highest badge of honour available to organisations that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families. We originally signed the Community Covenant in 2012. In 2014 this was superseded by the AFC and in 2018 the force re-signed.
Warwickshire Police is responsible for protecting people who live, work or visit Warwickshire. The area we cover is around 1,970 square kilometres and although Warwickshire is predominantly rural, it also encompasses some densely populated urban areas, market towns and popular tourist attractions such as Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon. Warwickshire has a population of 571,010 and this is significantly boosted by tourists. There are pockets of deprivation within the county that are within the 20 percent most deprived areas nationally.
Our force vision is to protect people from harm. Our values help to shape and guide the way we work with our communities, stakeholders, partners and colleagues.
As of August 2020, Warwickshire Police employs 2,038 people. This includes: 1,038 Police Officers, 824 Police Staff, 88 PCSOs and 88 Special Constables.