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Inspector opportunities – Current Inspectors and Qualified Sergeants Seeking Promotion

Suffolk Constabulary has opportunities for experienced Inspectors and suitably qualified Sergeants seeking promotion.  We have vacancies in a number of areas and we are particularly interested to hear from qualified detectives.

We are looking for inspirational leaders to join our team and help continue to place us at the forefront of policing. You will play a key role in developing teams and working with partners to enhance the Constabulary’s performance and provide an exceptional service to the people of Suffolk.

Once you pass our selection processes we will complete pre-employment checks which consist of a force medical assessment, fitness test and vetting checks.

If you are an operationally credible leader, committed to improving service delivery we would love to hear from you so please contact the recruitment team on 01953 425699 (extension 2334) for further information or to request an application pack. Alternatively you can request a pack by emailing the team at [email protected].

Please make it clear if you are applying as a current substantive Inspector or as a Sergeant seeking promotion as the application packs are different and we want to ensure you are issued the correct pack.

Please note the closing date for completed applications to be received is midday on Monday 2nd March 2020 so we strongly suggest you don’t delay and contact us today.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment process in late March/early April 2020.



Do you want the opportunity for a varied and challenging policing career in a progressive force? 

We are seeking applications from existing constables and sergeants to fill vacancies in both detective and uniform roles.  We are committed to making the most out of the existing skills that you have developed whilst offering you the opportunity to operate in a modern working environment.

Please note although we are currently still accepting applications for transfer into Suffolk we will not be making any formal offers until the new financial year (April 2019).  

Policing Suffolk offers a rich variety of challenges from vibrant towns like Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft, to the contrasting rural heartlands.  A broad range of roles are available including traditional response, neighbourhood beat patrols, proactive problem solving, road policing and specialist roles in Protective Services with our preferred partner Norfolk Constabulary.

As well as recruiting transferees from all uniformed functions, we are also interested in officers who are currently;

  • Detective constables who are ICIDP qualified or working towards the qualification.  
  • Authorised firearms officers

In Suffolk we can offer you job satisfaction combined with a great quality of life and short commutes.

Can you rise to the challenge of working in a team that is dedicated to making Suffolk safe?

For general recruitment enquiries email: [email protected] 

Suffolk Police actively promotes an equal opportunities policy. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community.

We have opportunities for all front line uniformed police constable and sergeant transferees.

You should:

  • be a police officer in a home office force or the British Transport Police,
  • have at least 2 years' service left to commit to,
  • hold the basic level driving within your current force and will be expected to complete response driving unless you are being posted into a Detective post
  • be able to provide your last two Performance Development Reviews (PDR),
  • pass the necessary vetting, fitness test and occupational health checks,
  • meet our attendance standards,
  • have no outstanding complaints or disciplinary matters and a history that indicates high professional standard and conduct,
  • be financially solvent,
  • declare any business interests at the time of applying.

What happens next?

The recruitment process will consist of initial application short listing, PSD clearance, interview, fitness test, vetting clearance, medical and references. If you are invited to interview you will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on a given subject.

If you are ambitious and aspire to a diverse policing career in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, we would love for you to join us.

For an application pack please email: [email protected]