Work for us - Career & Volunteer opportunities within Northumbria

Working for Northumbria Police - Be part of it

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 on offer. 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.

Northumbria Police is committed to working with partner organisations and the public to make a real difference in local communities.

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

Police Officer

Two police officers on patrol

As a Police Officer your job will be to reduce crime and disorder and promote confidence among local people. 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

A member of staff at a desk

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

Volunteers & Cadets

Cadets serving the community

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...