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Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police

About us

Merseyside Police was formed in 1974 and serves a population of around 1.5 million people, covering an area of 647 square kilometres.

We employ people in a variety of roles including police officers, Police Community Support Officers, Police support staff, Special Police Officers and Volunteers.

Merseyside Police is split into five local policing teams – Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Liverpool. Each area has a combination of community policing teams, response teams and criminal investigations units.

At Merseyside Police, we believe in putting our communities first in everything we do. We are proud to deliver an excellent policing service and we will continue to work with our communities to tackle the issues that concern them most.

Website: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/police-forces/merseyside-police/areas/careers/join-us/


Rated 3.7 out of 5
3.7 out of 5 stars (based on 21 reviews)
Very good24%

Job Security

Rated 4 out of 5

Secure job for 30 years.

Opportunities for promotion and to move to many different departments. Good pension. Full training given in each department.

Advanced driving qualifications.

Armed response required to have high fitness levels. Frequent

medicals including eye and hearing sight tests, blood pressure etc

Police Staff/Police Officer

Rated 5 out of 5

Excellent place to work and I would highly recommend anyone wishing to join whether this be as a member of Police Staff or as a Police Officer. Both roles are very rewarding.

An awful organisation

Rated 1 out of 5

Worked for Merseyside police for 18 years after 12 years with the Met I wish I had never transferred terrible backwards police service. They do not value their staff at all.




Too many to list

Stressing to a point

Rated 5 out of 5

I joined Merseyside Police in 1974 and retired in 2005. I had a fantastic time working within the community and also with my colleagues. You have opportunities to work in different departments in the Police force.

I would recommend a career in the Merseyside Police.


Excellent Human Resources dept


Long hours

They look after their staff, welfare conscious. Great colleagues and supervisors, but old story of not enough officers.

Rated 4 out of 5

Exciting and varied work’, but not enough staff. Great atmosphere amongst colleagues and supervisors. You have to be prepared to work a variety of shifts, includi g nights and weekends. Also need to be flexible as you’re frequently required to stay on at end of shift, not optional.

Updated on October 21, 2022

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