Police/Detective Constable - Border Policing

Border Policing
Police Constable
Full Time

Counter Terrorism Border Policing (CTBP) officers are at the front line of protecting national security from the threats posed by Terrorism and Serious & Organised Crime at the borders and ports of Hampshire. On occasion officers are also deployed to support our colleagues across the CTP SE region.

Ports officers are tasked to manage the known and unknown threats posed by individuals and groups seeking to travel across borders in furtherance of terrorism and serious organised crime. The role is intrinsic to the UK Counter Terrorism Strategy and supporting the British Intelligence Services in mitigating the threat to UK interests at home and abroad.

As part of the Borders Policing Team, your responsibilities will include to;


  • Undertake examination of persons using Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2000.
  • Gather quality intelligence both in relation to Terrorism, extremism and serious and organised crime
  • Disseminate intelligence to partner agencies to enable the process of further investigation.
  • Detect and seize cash from persons involved or suspected to be involved in terrorism or criminal activity
  • Undertake tasking relating to priority CT investigations under the direction of a CT SIO.
  • Respond to alerts generated by the National Border Targeting Centre (NBTC) and PNC Markers.
  • Support to CT safeguarding issues, child abduction and family court matters.
  • Establish close working relationships with key partner agencies and provide the highest quality of service.
  • Proactively police the UK border in partnership with UK Border Force, NCA and local Police.


This post is open to all Constables who are willing and able to undertake an accreditation process including a pass or fail exam. The successful applicant will possess strong interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with a wide range of partner agencies and members of the travelling public. You will work within an international airport, international ferry port, other portal areas and deal with persons from all over the world. You will also have effective report writing skills, self-motivation and good investigative and interviewing skills.

Hampshire officers need to complete an AD27 alongside their application.

CTP SE are committed to becoming the most diverse team in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.




This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you will be required to travel for business purposes. This may include travel across the UK and is not limited to the south east. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand and occasionally this may require working away from home.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to enhanced level. Furthermore, due to the nature and sensitivity of work carried out we require that candidates not only hold this vetting level but that they also undertake additional security clearances which include additional nationality checks. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals. This is line with government requirements, supported by Cabinet Office policy and Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), and is for the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.


For further information please email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk quoting Job Reference 17620

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 28 February 2021.

We are hoping conduct interviews via Microsoft Teams w/c 15 March 2021

Ever wondered what the role of Counter Terrorism Border Officers is?

We are holding a recruitment session on MS Teams where we will explain our role, discuss some of the incidents we have been involved with and where you will be able to question accredited Border Officers, ask the Inspector and meet the Ports Liaison Officer.

The session will be held on the Thursday 11 February 2021 at 1500 hrs.                     

If you think this may be a role for you, email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk  quoting the Job Reference and your shoulder number/Force.



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.

At Thames Valley Police, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 2 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website, www.tvpcareers.co.uk/supporting-you.

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via: positiveactionteam@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk  

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This opportunity is closed to applications.