Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)

  • To be eligible to apply you need to hold a degree-level qualification in any subject area (not in Professional Policing Practice).
  • You will work in the role of an operational police officer receiving on the job learning which will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a profession in policing whilst also studying for a diploma and earning a wage.
  • You will complete a 2 year Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice. This will include a programme of academic modules, course work and exams.
  • You will be a ‘probationary’ police officer for 2 years whilst completing your Diploma.
  • Academic learning on the Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing practice programme is provided by Liverpool John Moores University and Merseyside Police staff with plenty of support from both.
  • Upon your completion, you graduate as a Merseyside Police Officer and achieve a diploma in Professional Policing Practice.
  • Merseyside Police will provide student support processes such as coaching/mentoring, one to one meetings, development surgeries both within the classroom and work based phases of each programme to assist in your development
  • Your starting salary shall be: £24,177
  • DHEP Structure

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