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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Having a criminal record is not automatically a bar to joining the police.Â It would depend on what you were convicted of, what sentence you received, how old you wereÂ and how long ago it was.Â
However you would have to declare any convictions and each case would be considered individually.