Career opportunities in policing

Find out about policing vacancies in the UK and abroad.

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The College of Policing works with police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners to provide details of policing vacancies across all roles, ranks and grades, and for police transferees. This page will also provide information on secondments to national and international police organisations.

  • For vacancies at the College of Policing, see our College vacancies pages.
  • If you are a member of the public who is interested in joining the police, visit the Police recruitment website.
  • If you are a senior manager, a graduate, a serving constable, a special constable or a member of police staff who is interested in joining the police, see our Fast Track and Direct Entry pages.

For information about any of the opportunities listed below, please follow the relevant link. The page is updated as vacancies become available, so please check regularly.

Current vacancies

Cheshire Constabulary: Chief Superintendent

Cheshire Constabulary is recruiting to the role of Chief Superintendent. This is a unique opportunity to make your mark on a progressive Constabulary at a critical time of change and an unprecedented time in policing. Successful candidates will have a major influence within Cheshire Constabulary helping to shape current and future services across the force.

Deadline for completed applications: 17 October 2014.

For more information and application details, see the Cheshire Police website

Metropolitan Police Service: Commander

The role is to make sure the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) fights crime effectively through Total Policing. MPS is seeking a highly skilled and experienced police officer to join as Commander. A proven leader, with the confidence to operate in a complex environment, the successful applicant will have the ability to deliver real improvements.

Deadline for Completed Applications: 28 October 2014.

For more Information and application details, see the Metropolitan Police website

Thames Valley Police: Transferee Police Constables

Thames Valley Police is seeking to recruit experienced police officers currently serving with a UK police force.

For more information, please visit the Thames Valley Police website

Surrey Police: Experienced Detective Constables

Surrey Police is looking to recruit experienced PIP2 accredited detective constables with experience in public protection, proactive crime or reactive crime.

Deadline for completed applications: to be confirmed.

For more information and application details, see the Surrey Police website

Sussex Police: Police Constable Transferees

Sussex Police has opportunities for transferees from other forces at the rank of police constable only. Opportunities include neighbourhood response officers, response Investigation Officers, divisional CID detective constables (PIP accreditation required) and roads policing constables (previous roads policing required). Applicants must be resident in Sussex upon an offer of appointment.

Deadline for completed applications: to be confirmed.

For more information and application details, see the Sussex Police website

Leicestershire Police: Special Constables

Leicestershire Police is actively looking to recruit special constables to work alongside regular police officers, and is holding a number of recruitment seminars.

For more information and details of the recruitment seminars, see the Leicestershire Police website.

North Wales Police: Detective Constables

North Wales Police is looking to recruit qualified, skilled and experienced detective constables from other Home Office forces to support Local Policing Service delivery across the force area as well as within its specialist detective roles. Applicants must have successfully completed the Initial Crime Investigators Development Programme (ICIDP) or equivalent CID Foundation Course.

This is an ongoing recruitment drive and there is no current deadline for completed applications.

For more information and application details, see the North Wales Police website.