Suffolk Southwold Coast

Police Officers and Detectives up to and including Sergeant                                             

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.

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,
  • have at least 2 years' service left to commit to,
  • hold ‘response driving level’.  If not, a start date if successful will be aligned to a response driving course.  Please note this can in some cases delay by several ‘months’ due to course availability
  • 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 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]