Vetting

Before recruiting anyone to work for Lancashire Constabulary, thorough checks must be undertaken to ascertain whether anything is known to the detriment of the applicant, his/her spouse, partner or civil partner, or close relatives such as parents, in-laws and siblings or others living or associating with the applicant.

All applicants will have to complete detailed vetting forms to enable these checks to be made.

The checks will show whether applicants or their close family  members or associates are  or have been involved in criminal activity. Applicants must provide all the requested details and advise those whose details are provided  that these enquiries will be made. Lancashire Constabulary cannot disclose the results of enquiries on third parties due to legislative constraints.

Our enquiries will reveal incidents from long ago, and  applicants who fail to disclose relevant known matters will have their application declined.  

Lancashire Constabulary will not recruit people with cautions or convictions which may call into question the integrity of the applicant or the Police Service.

Applicants who have been convicted or cautioned may still be eligible for appointment, depending on the nature and circumstances of the offence against them.

There may be circumstances where an individual does not fall within the criteria, but whose suspected involvement in crime, or criminal association make an offer of employment inappropriate.

In addition, applicants for some roles will be required to provide fingerprints and DNA samples, which will be used to speculatively search against local and national databases prior to appointment. This is to ensure that applicants have not previously come to adverse police attention and are not linked to any outstanding crime scenes.


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