Want to be a police officer? Well, the way in which you can get into the service will change by 2020 and you’ll need to professional qualification for a career serving and protecting in England and Wales. One way to enter the police service will be via a professional policing degree, like ours – which has been jointly developed with Cumbria Constabulary and the College of Policing. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** You’ll learn all of the aspects of policing, including: operational policing, legislation and police powers and structured interviewing skills, that you’ll need for a future as a police officer. But, everything you do will be with a view to successfully securing a job in a police force, so you’ll back the theory you learn with work-based sessions and with on-the-job experience. - We are a Centre of Excellence for Policing Studies - We are an approved pre-join provider by the College of Policing - Opportunity for you to apply to be a special constable – giving you first-hand experience in modern policing and boosting your CV - Tutors include former serving police officers with a wealth of experience in the service - Our small class sizes mean we get to know you well and can give 1-1 workshops - You get good placement and on-the-job training thanks to our excellent links with constabularies and organisations in the criminal justice system - Serving police officers ensure everything we teach matches the ever-changing world of professional policing - Guided by serving police officers seconded from Cumbria Constabulary - Study in Carlisle – under 20 miles from the Lake District - now a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and Scotland If you want to volunteer as a special constable, we’ll help you do that too and will be happy to support your application. So, for a course that will bolster your chances of gaining the professional qualification required and boost your practical skill base to step into the world of policing, this is it.