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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about policing or the law? You may be able to find the answer here.

Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.

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There are many different roles in the police force other than police officers. There are far too many to mention all of them but below are a few examples;

Scenes of Crimes Officer
Call Handler
Crime Researcher
Front Counter Personnel
Intelligence Analyst
Administrative Support
Detention Officer

For more details see the link in related information to a site called AllPoliceJobs.co.uk or contact the Recruitment Department of your local force.

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