Merseyside Police has launched a campaign to recruit 140 new constables.
The recruitment drive will be open to anyone aged 18 or over and is set to begin in January.
And force bosses are urging people from all backgrounds to apply in the hope of creating a truly diverse team to serve Merseyside.
The huge jobs plan was announced today as Merseyside Police revealed new plans to boost its ranks.
Among the key aims of the process is to encourage people from “under-represented communities” - including minority faith, black and minority ethnicity and LGBT - to want to be part of the police team.
How do you apply?
The recruitment process will be open from 9am on Monday, January 9, but applications will not be considered after the first 2,000 have been received.
Anyone aged over 18 can apply. There is no upper age limit for applications but the compulsory retirement age for a police officer is 60.
All applicants must pass a police selection process and complete a training programme.
The application form is on the Merseyside Police website - www.merseyside.police.uk - and advice about the process is available from the force’s HR Shared Services Department on 0151 777 8280 (press 1 for recruitment).
As part of the recruitment drive the force's Positive Action Team will provide support to people from under-represented communities who are considering applying for the posts.
To contact the Positive Action Team, email: Positive.Action.Team@merseyside.pnn.police.uk