Police Scotland holding Aberdeen open day for new recruits

Police Scotland is holding an event to find the officers of the future.

The open day is aimed at those who have an interest in being a police officer or a special constable.

It is to be held at Nelson Street police office in Aberdeen on March 13 at 6pm.

The hour-and-a half-long “candidate briefing session” will discuss the recruitment process and help potential applicants to write good applications.

Recruitment Sergeant Gavin Davidson said: “The process of becoming a police officer and special constable has a number of stages that candidates require to pass.

“In order to increase the chance of candidates getting through the various stages first time, we hold candidate briefing sessions to give candidates valuable information and guidance.”

He added: “The sessions will explain the recruitment process, the skills and attributes we are looking for in prospective police officers/special constables and we will also give tips on how to highlight skills on the form and in interviews to maximise the chance of passing each stage.”

Those wanting to attend must book a place by calling 01224 306684.

Applicants wanting to become a full time police officer must be over 16 and have been a resident of the UK for three years.