Policing in a Service focused on Neighbourhood Policing

As a police officer your job will be to reduce crime and the fear of crime. You will promote confidence among the community and show that the police understand and are prepared to deal with the issues that matter most to them. You will be trained to manage and communicate information and intelligence effectively, in order to ensure that people are kept informed about what you are doing, and to support successful prosecutions in court. You will be committed to providing a quality service that appropriately meets the needs of individuals and our community, as well as maintaining public confidence in the effectiveness of the police.

Am I Eligible?

The Royal Gibraltar Police serve the community in many ways, it is important that our police officers are in a position to provide the best possible service to the community. As such we are looking for people who are both eligible for the job and capable of doing it effectively, as defined by the following criteria.

Nationality and Residency Requirement

Vacancies are open to British Citizens who are entitled to take up employment in Gibraltar and are, or on employment will be resident in Gibraltar.

Age Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years of age or over on the closing date for receipt of applications.

Personal Characteristics

The office of police constable is a position of responsibility and trust, given only to lawabiding people with proven good character and integrity. As such, while consideration will be given to individual circumstances, any previous criminal convictions could impact on your suitability for the role.


While you don't need to be an athlete to be a police officer, you must be able to cope with the physical and mental demands of the job. You will be assessed during the selection process.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants will need to take an entry examination unless they are in possession of:

 5 GCSE passes at grades A, B or C, to include a pass in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.

Assessment Process

Applications from persons who are eligible to apply will be vetted. Shortlisted applicants will then be asked to attend an assesment process and if successful, will be offered an interview.

Offer of Employment

An offer of employment will be made on satisfactory completion of all medical, reference, vetting and selection procedures.

Term of Appointment

The appointment will be for an initial probationary period of two years. During which you will be continuously assessed. Should you not meet the RGP standards of competence the Commissioner of Police reserves  his  right  to terminate your contract of employment at any time during the probationary period. On  successful completion  of  the probationary period, you will be confirmed in post.

Can I transfer from elsewhere?

Applications from existing and former police officers are welcome. However, the Royal Gibraltar Police is unable to accept transferees from the UK Police Service (or elsewhere).  Entry would be at the rank of recruit constable, providing that you meet the entry requirements and successfully pass the selection process.


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