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Recruitment

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Introduction

The Metropolitan police is London's biggest employer, with over 31,000 Police officers. But there's a lot more to the Met than Police officers. For more information on the diverse range of careers available within the Met, see below for more info.

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PCSO

PCSOs were introduced into London in 2002 to provide the city with an increased visible police presence and to enable regular Police Officers to make more effective use of their specialist skills and training - tackling crime, making communities safer.

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Special Constable

The MPS Special Constabulary is a force of volunteers who work with and offer support to regular Metropolitan Police Officers, providing a vital link with the people of London's 32 Boroughs.

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Volunteer

The Met Volunteer Programme (MVP) was established in 2001 with the primary aim of getting local communities more closely involved with their policing, and so improving the service we can offer.

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Police Staff

The work of the MPS is not simply about the uniformed officers serving on the front line. Just as important is the 14,000-strong team of professional and support staff working behind the scenes to provide the organisational capability required to police London.

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Transfers & Rejoiners

The Met is always looking to enhance our capability and reputation by recruiting experienced officers from either a uniformed or detective background. We also generally welcome interest from experienced Police Officers who have taken a break from policing and are now considering a return to duty with the Met.

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Police Officer

Policing is a unique job with unique demands, particularly in a city as incomparable as London. It's not easy, but it is rewarding - packed full of new and interesting experiences - and the key to making our capital city the world's safest.