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:
transfer from a Home Office police force (including British Transport Police, Police Service of Northern Ireland and Police Scotland)
If you are transferring as a detective, you will need to:
have successfully completed the full IPDLP, be PIP2 qualified or hold a valid NIE pass and working towards PIP2
have successfully completed your probation period and be working as an accredited detective.
be a current serving police officer in a Home Office force
pass the necessary vetting and occupational health checks
hold a full UK manual driving licence
have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues
be able to show commitment to achieving high levels of attendance
not be a member of the British National Party or similar organisation
declare any business interest
be able to satisfy tattoo guidelines
Please bear in mind:
Ministry of Defence and British Transport Police applications will be considered on a case by case basis
Applicants who have existing county court judgements outstanding against them or who are registered bankrupt and their bankruptcy debts have not been discharged for at least three years will not be considered for appointment.
Applicants with individual voluntary agreements (IVA) will be looked at on an individual basis.
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.
Your application will be paper-sifted to ensure you are eligible
You will be invited to attend a values-based interview.
If your interview is successful, we will then start vetting and medical checks
You will also need to attend a medical appointment which will be arranged with our Occupational Health Unit
We will then contact your line manager and your current Force's HR department for a reference confirming your service dates, vetting and PSD checks and salary details
Following vetting and medical clearances you will be posted onto the next available intake. Postings take into account both individual preferences and the resourcing needs of the organisation. While we will try to meet your preferences, we cannot guarantee this. There will be an opportunity to discuss posting preferences in detail at the interview stage of your application.
After starting with Wiltshire Police you will attend a 1 week induction course.
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:
Failure to complete all parts of the application or to include copies of all the documents when we ask for them.
The vetting process can take time. Full and timely completion of all application or correspondence from Wiltshire Police will assist us in this process.
If you have an outstanding complaint or vetting issue.
A medical query being raised by the occupational health doctor which may need reference to your doctor or specialist or if your current force is slow to provide your medical health notes. It is important that you understand any potential consequences to ill-health benefits arising from moving between forces following the changes to the Police Pension Scheme 2015. You should contact your pensions administrator in the first instance for further information.
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.