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    Q842: What age do you have to be to become a Police Officer?

    Applications can be accepted from the age of 18. There is no upper age limit for applying to the police service, but bear in mind that the normal retirement age is 60 years and that new constable recruits are required to undertake a two year probationary period.

    For specific recruitment queries, you will need to contact your chosen force directly via their 101 number. Please also see the website in related information for more details on eligibility and the application process.

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