New local police recruits sought to boost Lochaber constable numbers

There are a number of vacancies coming up in Lochaber for new police recruits. NO F33 police jacket
There are a number of vacancies coming up in Lochaber for new police recruits. NO F33 police jacket

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Police Scotland has confirmed it is actively recruiting for upcoming vacancies in the Lochaber area in 2021.

Inspector Megan Heathershaw, from Police Scotland Recruitment team, based in Aberdeen, is now promoting current opportunities to join the Police Scotland team as a Police Constable.

She told us: ‘Our police officers are outstanding people with great values. They truly believe in making a positive impact for others. We focus on looking for people with a genuine passion for and interest in serving others along with a well-defined set of core values.

‘In the increasingly complex societies we are sworn to protect, Police Scotland is seeking to recruit people to reflect the diverse communities. We are therefore recruiting in Lochaber because we believe there is a huge advantage to you having lived or worked or gone to school in the area as far as ‘getting’ Lochaber is concerned.

‘There is no doubt, living in Lochaber provides you with a deeper understanding of the needs of your community from day one.

‘In return, we offer attractive benefits, including a starting salary of £26,037, 28 days annual leave and a competitive pension. We will provide first-class training at a world-renowned police training facility, career development and progression as well as excellent health and wellbeing programmes.’

Anyone interested in finding out more can visit the Police Scotland website: where details of the new national recruitment process and online application form are available.

Alternatively, if you wish to find out more about the role, what it takes to become a police officer and the recruitment process, Police Scotland is holding a virtual recruitment drop-in session between 6-8pm on Wednesday January 6, 2021.

If you wish to attend this event, you must pre-register with your name and email address at