If you are interested in joining us as a Firearms Officer transferee, please contact our Recruitment Team in the first instance. We are open to applications at the moment, but please note conditions may apply
Do you have the passion and desire to keep people safe from harm? Are you looking for a role that will help support the communities of Wiltshire by adding value to the service we provide to the public?
Wiltshire Police are currently seeking qualified Authorised Firearms Officers (AFO).
This is a fantastic opportunity for both newly qualified and experienced AFOs to be part of a specialist team of officers and staff who carry out a critically important operational role.
To undertake this role you must be fully operationally deployable, a licensed AFO (trained to ARV standard) and able to work the entire range of shifts over the required pattern.
Successful external applicants will be supported with a relocation package of up to the £8,000 HMRC tax free level on relocation costs, which meet the exemption criteria, including travel.
If you have any questions about the application process, please get in touch with the Wiltshire Police Recruitment Team
We invest in specialist training and support continuous professional department
We offer career development and opportunities to specialise
All officers have laptops and smartphones so they can work remotely
We celebrate diversity in our teams and consider flexible working patterns
We deal with serious and complex investigations - interesting, challenging work!
We partner with other agencies, including MCIT, ROCU and NCA, to tackle crime.
We offer a unique opportunity to bring the most dangerous offenders to justice.
We're working hard to increase diversity and inclusion to become representative of the diverse communities we serve. Our dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team supports people from all underrepresented groups.
Whatever your background, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation, we welcome you here.
We also have five active Staff Support Networks and a number of Peer Support Groups, as well as our Staff Associations.
To be eligible to transfer to Wiltshire Police as a detective, you will need to:
transfer from a Home Office police force (including British Transport Police, Police Service of Northern Ireland and Police Scotland)
you must be fully operationally deployable, a licensed AFO (trained to ARV standard)
have successfully completed your probation period and working as an AFO
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.
When you are ready to apply, please download and complete the application form and return it to [email protected].
Once you have submitted the application form, you will not need to supply any supporting documentation or divulge your proposed transfer to your force until after your successful interview.
The process takes around four to six months from when we receive your application.
Your application will be reviewed to ensure you are eligible
You will be invited to attend a values-based interview
If your interview is successful, your application will progress to vetting and medical checks
You are required to attend a medical appointment 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, 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. 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 one-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.