Our Escort Officers are responsible for the secure detention, care and welfare of detained persons whilst transporting them to custody or other locations on behalf of arresting officers.
They work alongside police officers and police staff as part of a community team. They carry out these roles in accordance with legislation, safer detention and force policy. They also have secondary administration roles, including continuity of exhibits and monitoring of CCTV.
What do you need to be an Escort Officer?
Excellent communication skills
Good at problem solving
Sound administration and IT skills
Able to deal with a variety of different people, in a physically demanding role.
Happy to work with minimum supervision while also performing as part of a team.
A full current manual UK driving licence.
Experience of work in a similar nature is a distinct advantage but not essential.
We provide training in the more technical aspects of the role and successful applicants must be available for a 2 to 3 week full time training course in Devizes and at Melksham custody unit.
Any roles will be subject to the passing of vetting and references check. You will also have to take a driving assessment by our Driver Training Unit to ensure you are safe to drive police vehicles.