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Rewarding, challenging careers

Suffolk Constabulary provides a number of opportunities for enjoyable careers in a number of areas.

You could become a police officer, a police community support officer, a member of police support staff, a special constable or a police support volunteer. All these roles work together to keep Suffolk safe.

Direct entry at Inspector level

Suffolk have signed up to the College of Policing program to accept applications for Direct Entry into the police at inspector level. Are you ready to harness your skills, experience and creativity to tackle your biggest challenge to date.

Make the transition from your current role as a leader to a senior police leader. Gain real policing skills in a highly rewarding and prestigious career. You've led before; now lead beyond. Join the police through Direct Entry.

Please go to the following College of Policing website to apply - www.leadbeyond.police.uk                                                            

Police staff – now recruiting

Our police staff carry out a diverse range of roles that are vital to effective policing across the county and provide support to our frontline officers.

Police staff come from a wide range backgrounds, have varied experience and a wealth of different abilities.  So if you want to do something a little bit different and extremely worthwhile, check out our vacancies below, which are updated on a weekly basis.

How to apply for a police staff role

If you wish to apply for a police staff role, you will need to complete an application form, as we are unable to accept CVs. If you apply for a position and have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Recruitment of police officers, PCSOs and transferees

Any PCSO vacancies will be detailed here - police community support officers.

Any police officer vacancies will be detailed here - police officers.

We are currently accepting transferees from other police forces.

Specials – now recruiting

We are currently recruiting for members of the Special Constabulary, so if you can dedicate sixteen hours per month or more to help us ensure that Suffolk remains a safe county to visit, live and work then you can find out more here.

Police support volunteers – now recruiting

We currently have a number of vacancies for police support volunteers, so if you would like  to dedicate some of your spare time to help keep the county safe, you can find out more here .

Recruitment events

Recruitment events for 2018 will be advised in the new year.

Insight to Policing
We have launched the Suffolk Constabulary Pre-recruitment Insight programme.

Programs for 2018 are currently being looked at and updates will follow. Please keep checking the website for more information

Further details about the programme are available at the very bottom of this page. 

For an application pack to join the next course please email: [email protected]

Insight Course

The nature of policing means that we interact with people from different backgrounds every day. It is important that we understand and are sensitive to individuals' differences so we can provide an appropriately tailored policing service. To do this, we need to employ a workforce that is reflective of our communities.

As an employer, we strive to ensure that all of our processes around recruitment, progression and development are open and transparent and applied consistently and fairly. We recognise that there is still a great deal of work to be done if we are to be fully representative and are addressing these gaps through a wide variety of work and initiatives including the development and roll out of more familiarisation events which provide useful information to potential applicants on not only the roles which they are interested in applying for but also the key stages of the application process with handy hints and tips on how to make a successful application.

The force has now launched an exciting opportunity through the introduction of our Insight Course which aims to increase the representation of females, BME, LGBT or members of the community with a disability.

This scheme will ensure that the Constabulary has a longer-term, sustainable recruitment strategy which ensures that talented members of the public are encouraged to join the service and have been fully supported when the application process is launched. It aims to provide coaching and mentoring and to raise awareness of Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies, the policing family and opportunities and support that is available.

Who can apply?

Anyone who is interested in joining Norfolk or Suffolk Constabulary and are; aged 18 and above, from a black and/or minority group, lesbian, gay, transgender, female or has a disability.

What will be covered by the programme?

The programme has been developed to help enable each individual to improve themselves, their confidence, communication skills and to develop skills in dealing with difficult/challenging situations such as interview situations and assessment centres.

The programme will look to cover a range of topics and subject areas including:

  • The Role of a Police Officer and Police Structure - ranks /  promotion structures / specialisms
  • Communication Skills
  • Modern policing and Current issues
  • The Selection Process
  • Presentation skills
  • Introduction to Role Play

Why are Norfolk and Suffolk running the programme?

To help break down barriers between the public and police force and help to instil confidence in the recruitment of new officers.

What will the application process be?

Candidates who are interested in applying to participate in the programme will need to express their interest via a short application process.

Interested in the scheme?

If you are interested in the Insight programme and would like to be considered then please request and application pack by emailing the positive action mailbox atenquiryPA@norfolk.pnn.police.uk. Or [email protected]