Police Scotland recruitment in Argyll and West Dunbartonshire

Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Police are holding Insight sessions for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career as a Police Officer or who wants to find out more about volunteering to become a Special Constable.

For anyone thinking of applying or who wants to find out more information, sessions are well worth attending.

To become an officer of Police Scotland you need:

  • to be at least 18 years old [although you can apply at the age of 17 1/2] ;
  • have a full current UK manual driving licence or equivalent;
  • be physically and mentally able to undertake police duties;
  • be a British citizen, EU/EEA national, Commonwealth citizen, or foreign national with indefinite leave to remain in the UK who has been resident in the UK for the previous 3 years.

There is no minimum height restriction and whilst there is a national eyesight requirement, some officers do wear glasses.

Tattoos will not automatically exclude you from the recruitment process.

If successful you will be posted to one of three divisions of your selection.

Schedule for the Insight sessions

  • Thurs 17th September – 19:00 – Oban Police Office
  • Tuesday 22nd September – 12:00 – Tobermory Police Office, Mull
  • Thurs 24th September – 19:00 – Campbeltown Police Office
  • Saturday 26th September – 11:00 – Dumbarton Police Office
  • Tuesday 29th September – 13:00 – Bowmore Police Office, Islay
  • Thursday 1st October – 19:00 – Lochgilphead Police Office
  • Saturday 3rd October – 11:00 – Dunoon Police Office 
Tuesday
  • 6th October – 18:00 – Rothesay Police Office
  • Saturday 10th October – 11:00 – Helensburgh Police Office

To reserve a place at any of the sessions please email: PoliceRecruitingUnitGlasgow@scotland.pnn.police.

More information about being a Police Officer or Special Constable can be found on the recruitment section of the Police Scotland Website here.

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Related Articles & Comments

  • Interesting criteria – no mention of needing an education, just needing to be ‘physically and mentally able to undertake police duties’.
    I can’t help thinking that Private Eye would make hay with that.

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    Robert Wakeham September 16, 2015 4:26 pm Reply
    • All you need for Stop & Search, though.

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      newsroom September 16, 2015 6:18 pm Reply
      • It may be different these days, but if the Police hierarchy was traditionally created by promotion from within the ranks, rather than recruitment from outside, then – no matter how much the promotion depended on ability – that ability or lack thereof was reflected in the ability of ‘rotten apples’ within the police forces to regularly do enormous damage to their reputations, credibility and integrity, in the eyes of the public down the years.

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        Robert Wakeham September 16, 2015 11:25 pm Reply

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