Transferees

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  • Same level of pay
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If you’ve completed your probationary period and are currently a serving police officer with another Home Office force, then you can apply for a transfer to us.

Whether you want to specialise in a specific area of policing, or make your way up through the ranks, our experienced leaders can help you get there. Simply bring us your talent, dedication and enthusiasm, and we’ll welcome you to the team.

The Application

The application will be reviewed, and if you are successful at this stage, you will be contacted to arrange an interview. Prior to the interview, we will require you to provide your training records from your current force.

If we are open for higher ranks, you must currently be serving substantively or be undergoing your work-based assessment at that rank to be considered for transfer.

Medical & Fitness

If successful at interview, you’ll be required to pass medical and fitness tests, as well as providing a current force reference. You’ll also have to pass our security vetting process. You can find more detail on this in our applicant help section, and it’s essential that you read this.

You will also be required to complete a medical questionnaire and an eyesight form, for which your GP and optician may charge. We are unfortunately unable to reimburse these costs. We will also send you an Occupational Health consent form, which enables us to approach your current force for a copy of your Occupational Health medical records.

Performance Reviews

You should have an up-to-date performance development review from your current force, and you will be asked for copies from the last three years as part of the pre-appointment checks.

Tattoos

Tattoos which are offensive, garish, prominent or numerous are not acceptable. Please supply photos and measurements of any tattoos along with your application.

Intake

If you pass all these checks, you will be contacted with our next available intake date. You’ll then receive a final offer letter, containing your posting details, along with instructions regarding your first week. Please do not serve your notice to your current force until you have received your final offer letter in writing.

Salary & Annual Leave

As a police officer transferee, you will retain your continuous service and current level of pay (excluding force specific benefits, for instance London weighting).

You’ll also retain your annual leave entitlement, as long as there is no break in service. You will remain on your current pension arrangements.

You will receive £2000 South Eastern allowance per year on top of your basic pay, if you are not already receiving housing or transitional rent allowance.

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