Police officers need to be able to solve problems and make sound decisions every day.
You must be a good communicator, have good interpersonal skills and be able to stay calm under pressure. You should also be innovative and highly motivated.
You need to be reasonably fit to carry out the job properly as police officers have to wear heavy uniform and carry equipment.
A fitness test forms part of the recruitment process and officers have regular fitness tests during training.
You need to be 18 years old to join the police.