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Tayside Police will be holding a ‘Candidate Briefing Session’ to help potential applicants who are thinking of joining us.

The candidate briefing session is open to anyone who is interested in applying to become a police officer or special constable but who haven’t yet started completing their application forms.

The session will last around 1.5 hours and will cover the recruitment process and give advice on submitting a strong application.

Recruitment Inspector Irene Coyle explains “The process of becoming a police officer and special constable has a number of stages that candidates require to pass. If a candidate fails at any of the stages, they are welcome to re-apply and try again but they have to wait 6 months to do so.

“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.

“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.”

There are limited spaces and prospective candidates should contact the Aberdeen Recruitment Office to book a place, providing their full name, date of birth, address and a contact telephone number. Tel : 01224 306684 or email

Inspector Coyle adds “A career as a police officer or being a special constable can be immensely varied and rewarding. I would encourage anyone who is thinking of applying to look at the Police Scotland website and speak to current officers to find out more about the job and to book themselves onto the candidate briefing session before completing their application form.”

Start time: 6.00pm registration for 6.30pm start.
Finish time: 8.00pm

Please note when phoning or emailing in to book a place please provide the following details to secure your place:

Full name and date of birth
Email address
Contact Telephone number

Those attending should arrive between 6.00pm and 6.15pm to register (Sorry no late admissions). Please bring photographic identification. Please avoid bringing bags, if possible, as they may be subject to a search.

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