Work for us - Career & Volunteer opportunities within Northumbria

Use your talent: Make a difference

Northumbria Police is one of the largest police forces in the country, serving a population of 1.5 million people from a wide range of various communities, covering an area of more than 2,000 square miles in North East England.

There are over 5,000 people working at Northumbria Police and 480 more who contribute by volunteering for one of our various schemes. We work closely with partner organisations and the public to make a real difference in local communities. All officers, staff and volunteers work together to form one professional team, dedicated to reducing crime and building trust and confidence across the North East. At Northumbria Police, we are always looking for talented people to join our team.

If you have a genuine passion to make a real difference within your community then Northumbria Police is the place for you.  We have a whole range of career and volunteer opportunities that will recognise, develop and reward your unique talents.  

Visit the sections below to find out more about the various roles within Northumbria Police.

Police Officer

Michelle Jahangiri

In Northumbria Police, we work hard to build equality of opportunity into every aspect of our service. Read more...


A PCSO at a Community Event

The Police Community Support Officer, (PCSO) is an essential role supporting front line policing enabling us to build safer... Read more...

Police Staff

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There are over 1,500 people employed as Northumbria Police Staff, carrying out 200 plus different roles. Read more...

Volunteers & Cadets

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Our volunteers take part in community activities and events in order to meet the needs of the local community. Read more...

Detention Officers

Detention Officer

Detention Officers work as part of a team of custody staff and assist in receiving and processing detainees... Read more...

Special Constables

A Special Constable on patrol 

The special constabulary is a force of trained volunteers who work with and support their local police. Read more...