What can I do to prepare myself for applying to the force to become a police officer?
Dated: 01 May 2012
Preparation is very important. You should find out as much as you can about the job.
Speak to police officers and ask them what they are expected to do and what they enjoy and dislike about the job.
You should also keep up-to-date about Northumbria Police. Local newspapers, current affairs programmes and reference libraries are good sources of information.
Jobs which involve dealing directly with the general public can provide useful experience.