Police Officers - Transferees and Re-joiners

Thames Valley Police
Berkshire (GB), Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire
£29,682 - £46,030 a year
Closing date
17 Oct 2022

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Clearance Level
Intelligence, Policing, Investigation
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Applications are invited from candidates who wish to apply to transfer or re-join Thames Valley Police (TVP).

You are not obliged to complete the covering message, CV and email address will suffice

Location: Berkshire, Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire.

Salary: Thames Valley Police adheres to the national pay scales and as such, you will transfer on the same pay increment you currently receive, or did receive before you left the Police Service.


Why transfer or re-join TVP?

  • From 1 September 2022, our South East allowance has increased to £3,000.
  • We offer a wide ranging career prospects including opportunities for specialisation including: Public Order, Taser, Detectives, Major Crime, Digital Investigation, Counter Terrorism, Firearms and Roads Policing.
  • We have annual PC to Sergeant and Sergeant to Inspector promotion boards. We focus on your continuous professional development, which includes a structured Performance Development Review.
  • We offer a ‘Support for Study’ scheme, which ensures you have the opportunity to gain additional accreditation and qualifications.
  • We have a well-established Wellbeing function that ensures you receive the support you need when you need it, including support for your Mental & Physical Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Leadership Wellbeing and Health & Safety at work. We have variety of internal Peer Support, Staff Support Networks and Buddy Groups including: Support Association for Minority Ethnic Staff, Disability Support Network, Women’s Network, Gypsy Roma Traveller Police Association, Muslim Police Association, Christian Police Association and Men’s Forum.

A wealth of support services are also available through membership of the Police Federation We benefit from a wide range of discounts for retailers, restaurants, travel, tickets and more available via our TVP Reward mobile benefits app, plus eligibility for Blue Light Card membership.


Key Roles you can Transfer/Re-Join into at TVP:

  • Incident and Crime Response Police Constable (PC). Substantive Detective Constable into PCT (priority crime team), CID (Criminal Investigation Department), CAIU (child abuse investigation unit), or DAIU teams (domestic abuse investigation unit).

We also offer opportunities for transferees and re-joiners to go into specialist departments such as:

  • Armed Response Vehicle – dependent on current training. Protection Group – dependent on current training. Contact Management. Temporary Detective Constable (T/DC) into PCT (Priority Crime Team), CID (Criminal Investigation Department), CAIU (Child Abuse Investigation Unit), or DAIU teams (domestic abuse investigation unit); If you are currently a PC and wish to become a Detective Constable (DC), we are able to provide you the opportunity to transfer/re-join as a T/DC.

Here, you will be enrolled onto the National Investigator’s Exam and work through your accreditation to become a substantive DC.

Applicants interested in transferring to TVP must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Currently serve with a Home Office Force, or Ministry of Defence Police, British Transport Police, Channel Isles Police and Isle of Man Police.
  • Have completed their probation period and be confirmed in post by formal offer of appointment.  
  • Have passed the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP), Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA), Police Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme (PC-DHEP), or alternative entry route.  
  • Live within 30 crow miles, 40 road miles and a 1-hour commute of two of our main police stations by formal offer of appointment (TVP Main Police Stations: Oxford, Bicester, Banbury, Witney, Abingdon, Didcot, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Reading, Loddon Valley, Windsor, Maidenhead, Slough, Wycombe, Amersham). Have no live complaints pending against them. 
  • Hold a full valid UK (United Kingdom) driver’s licence. 


Applicants interested in re-joining the police service with TVP must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have previously completed a two-year probationary period and have been confirmed as a substantive at the rank they are applying to re-join. 
  • Live within 30 crow miles, 40 road miles and a 1-hour commute of two of our main police stations by formal offer of appointment.   
  • Hold a full valid UK driver’s licence.

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