Life on the beat isn’t for everyone but that doesn’t mean you can’t work for South Wales Police.

Staff roles vary enormously from Communication Officers to HR Business Partner, IT specialists to Custody Detention Officers. Your skills, experience and expertise could be what we’re looking for.

South Wales Police prides itself on our exceptional people so if you feel that you would like to come and join us keep an eye on our current vacancies.

To apply for the role of police staff, you will need to:

  • Have lived in the UK for three continuous years, immediately prior to application
  • Have leave to enter or leave to remain in the UK for an indefinite period. N.B You will need to provide proof of this when completing your application
  • Not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) plus other organisations such as Combat 18 or The National Front
  • Not have any tattoos that could cause offence. Tattoos on the neck, face or hands are deemed to be unacceptable but consideration may be given in some circumstances considering the size, nature and prominence of the tattoo
  • Not have a criminal record or conviction which is incompatible with the role – please see eligibility criteria.


Applications are welcome from people with disabilities and every effort will be made to make reasonable adjustments if required.

If you are successful, you will have to complete a medical questionnaire and dependent on the post you may have to undertake a medical examination e.g. hearing test/eye test


Existing tattoos will be screened for eligibility and if candidates choose to have any additional tattoos during the recruitment process, after passing eligibility checks, the onus is on them to advise HR and provide appropriate photographs which will need to be checked.


The importance of honesty and integrity is made clear throughout our application process. Police staff are subject to the Standards of Professional Behaviour, which clearly set out what is expected from police staff.

You MUST declare all convictions for past offences, formal cautions (including as a juvenile) and any bind-over imposed by the courts. You should also include all traffic convictions.