Police officer overview

Policing is a unique job with unique demands, particularly in a metropolitan county. It's not easy, but it is rewarding - packed full of new and interesting experiences - and the key to making South Yorkshire a safe place to visit, work and live in.

A modern police officer's role is about more than working to reduce crime. It is now just as much about reducing the fear of crime, working in partnership with communities to make a real difference and improve quality of life for everyone.

As a police officer with South Yorkshire Police, you will operate on the front line, supporting victims and witnesses, providing reassurance and instilling confidence. You will also be in a position to make a proactive contribution to your area, building up relationships and trust.