The Metropolitan Police Service has launched its most ambitious police constable recruitment campaign to date


The Metropolitan Police Service is today launching its most ambitious police constable recruitment campaign to date featuring the voices and stories of serving officers, as it seeks to double the number of new recruits joining in the next year.

The ‘Do Something Real’ campaign aims to show the breadth and variety of a policing career and the motivations of serving officers to make a difference to the lives of Londoners. The Met is seeking to recruit more than 2,000 new officers in the next year – more than double the number who joined last year – to take its total strength to 30,750.

The campaign will be seen across London in the coming months and features 11 officers who explain why they joined up. Acting Sergeant Stevie Bull who featured in the campaign, said: “The Met is built by its people; we need people that are passionate, driven and ready to embrace change. I wanted to contribute to finding these people. I am proud to be a police officer.”

As a new police constable in the Met, the starting salary is £27,105 per annum inclusive of additional allowances. After completion of the CKP (usually within three months of joining), this automatically increases to £30,321 per annum. The salary increases to a current maximum of £45,885 inclusive of London allowances, achievable after seven years’ service.

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