Police ranks in the north-east could soon be boosted by 19 new officers following a fast-track recruitment event.
A total of 42 turned up to the selection process and were put through exams, fitness tests, interviews and group exercise.
The 19 who made it through will now proceed to training at Tulliallan Police College provided they pass a medical.
Recruitment Inspector Irene Coyle said the speed of recruitment was encouraging.
She said: “This is the second condensed three day recruitment event we have held in the north this year, the first being in Inverness.
“I am delighted that through this approach we have ended the weekend with 19 candidates through to the very final stages of the recruitment process.
“Normally it can take several weeks for a candidate to get from submitting their application form to the final stages of medical and vetting, and the success rate from applications received is normally around 25%.”
She added: “The majority of those who have passed have requested to work in either Aberdeen city or Aberdeenshire and Moray divisions and due to current vacancies, provided the candidates pass the medical and vetting, they will receive confirmed postings here in the north-east.”