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 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

HMIC: Lead Staff Officer, Counter Terrorism - Chief Superintendent

HMIC is looking for a talented Chief Superintendent who has the drive, enthusiasm and skill to support HMIC in their work in relation to counter terrorism by taking a leading role conducting high quality professional inspections in the public interest.

Deadline for completed applications: 23 July 2014.

For more information and application details, see the HMIC website

HMIC Lead Staff Officer, Protective Services - Superintendent

HMIC is looking for a talented Superintendent who has the drive, enthusiasm and skill to support HMIC in their work in relation to protective services. HMIC is particularly interested in those that have civil emergencies and/or public order experience to take a leading role conducting high quality professional inspections in the public interest.

Deadline for completed applications: 23 July 2014.

For more information and application details, see the HMIC website

Thames Valley Police: Transferee Sergeants

Thames Valley Police have exciting opportunities available for substantive sergeants currently serving with a UK Home Office Force to join Thames Valley Police on level transfer into patrol / response roles. Please note the vacancies are not open for transfers on promotion.

Deadline for completed applications: 25 July 2014.

For more information and application details, see the Thames Valley Police website

Staffordshire Police: Transferee Police Constables

Staffordshire Police are offering exciting opportunities for experienced police officers who have completed their probationary period and are wishing to transfer and work with one of our Local Policing Teams within Staffordshire.

Deadline for completed applications: Thursday 31 July 2014.

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

Thames Valley Police: Transferee Chief Inspectors

Thames Valley Police is seeking to recruit Chief Inspectors on level transfer or substantive Inspectors on promotion.

Deadline for completed applications: 4 August 2014. The process will involve a shortlisting panel, with successful candidates progressing to a selection board in October 2014.

For more information and application details, see the Thames Valley Police website

Hampshire Constabulary: Deputy Chief Constable

Hampshire Constabulary is seeking an influential team player with a proven track record of achievement in delivering high performance and cost reduction; someone who can deliver results through consultation and collaboration supporting the development of key partnerships. Visible leadership is essential to creating a culture where the Force is ready to respond to public concerns and adapt to change.

Deadline for completed applications: 12noon on 11 August 2014.

For more information and application details, see the Hampshire Constabulary website

Surrey Police: Contact Centre Operator

In this role you will respond to all emergency and non-urgent communications (including telephone, mail, social media) in order to support Surrey Police to identify risk, protect the public, and detect crime, whilst ensuring excellent customer service and victim care.

Deadline for completed applications: 14 August 2014

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

Surrey Police: Neighbourhood Specialist Officers

Recruiting for all locations across Surrey, the force is seeking officers who are self-motivated with a proactive work ethic. You will be prepared to take accountability within the community and be flexible and adaptable as required. You will be passionate about policing the community and will provide exceptional customer service to the public and to victims of crime.

Deadline for completed applications: 15 August 2014.

For more information and application details, see the Surrey 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