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Wiltshire is a great place to live and work. We have an excellent track record in welcoming talented transferees from other forces.
It's an attractive county, from the sweeping Salisbury Plain, to the large vibrant communities of Swindon, Trowbridge, Chippenham and Melksham and numerous picturesque market towns and villages in between.
One of the smallest and oldest county police forces in the country, we pride ourselves on looking after our people. Our wellness culture is central to everything we do. Our passion is to deliver outstanding service to the public.
If you're looking for a smaller, family friendly force with a firm focus on reflecting the communities we serve, where you can achieve a good work-life balance, look no further.
Looking for a change of scenery, a fresh challenge and a force that places delivery, teamwork and supportive leadership at the heart of all they do?
To be eligible to transfer to Wiltshire Police, you will need to:
If you are transferring as a detective, you will need to:
Please bear in mind:
The transfer process involves an application, interview, medical questionnaire and vetting. Once you have completed this process and accepted our offer, we will contact your existing force for information including pension, salary, service, training and unpaid leave.
To apply for any specialist role you must be accredited as described, with your skills valid and current, for example, Armed Response Officers within the Tri Force Specialist Operations Collaboration.
When these roles are advertised you will need to provide, as directed, specialist operational skills and resources to any occurrence requiring firearms support for the Tri Force geographical area.
In particular, successful applicants will deploy to any spontaneous firearms incident, planned firearms operation or other significant incident or event anywhere within the Tri Force area.
This includes routine patrols of the Fast Road Network and crewing of armed response vehicles while also being responsible for the security and safe keeping of the vehicle and its equipment.
The process takes around four to six months from when we receive your application.
Postings are determined taking into account both individual preferences and the resourcing needs of the organisation. Whilst every effort will be made to meet individual preferences this, regrettably, cannot always be guaranteed. There will be an opportunity to discuss posting preferences in detail at the interview stage of your application.
All postings will require the individual to serve at least two years in that role unless organisational demands dictate otherwise or officers are successful with a promotion application.
The transfer process takes approximately four to six months from when we receive your application. However, this is subject to organisational requirement, satisfactory vetting, occupational health clearance and the date of planned intakes.
There are several things that can delay the process:
We're working hard to increase diversity and inclusion here in Wiltshire to become representative of the diverse communities we serve.
Whatever your background, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation, we welcome you here and our dedicated Positive Action team is here to offer advice and guidance throughout the application process.
You can get in touch with the team at [email protected]
We also have five active Staff Support Networks and a number of Peer Support Groups.