Police - Transferee DC's

Force CID, Area CID, Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU), Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit (DAIU)
Amersham, Bracknell, High Wycombe, Loddon Valley, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Taplow, Windsor
Detective Constable
Full Time

We have exciting opportunities available for experienced Detective Constables currently serving with Home Offices Forces to join a forward thinking, modern police force who provide a wide range of career development, specialist posts, and promotion prospects.

Thames Valley Police covers a wide geographical area including Bucks, Berks and Oxon with a unique mix of urban and rural policing. The communities we serve are diverse and we are committed to working together to make our communities safer.

If you live outside of 20 crow miles from one of our main stations then please give us a call to discuss your options prior to submitting an application.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities. To enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. You will need a wide range of skills and experiences which will enhance the services we deliver to the public including an understanding of cultural issues. If this is you, we want you to apply to join us.

You must be a fully qualified Detective (PIP 2-accredited) and experienced investigator. You’ll combine solid investigative expertise with a strong community focus, and work closely with colleagues as part of a team. We are also accepting applications from Police Constables with the ambition to become a DC.

The next intake for officers to transfer has been confirmed as 13 January 2020 and then we have further intakes confirmed in 2020. All officers must attend an initial two week induction course at our Police Training Centre in Sulhamstead near Reading, accommodation is available for those who live outside of travelling distance.

The recruitment process will follow a set programme of application, paper sift, competency based interview, vetting (including biometrics),medical checks, reference checks and fitness test. Numerous interview dates are available and we can accommodate a range of dates for medical appointments and fitness tests. Amongst other eligibility criteria, applicants must live within twenty crow miles of one of our main police stations.

Applicants are expected to show a degree of flexibility in terms of postings in order for us to meet our operational requirements in serving the public.

If you require any further information about transferring to Thames Valley Police, please email Transferees@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or telephone 0845 2666677.

To find out more about how Thames Valley Police uses your personal data and how to exercise your data rights, see our privacy notice at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/hyg/fpntvp/privacy-notice or request a copy by calling 101.


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.