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Working with us - A career with Dorset Police

Be part of something more - A career with Dorset Police

Dorset Police is one of the highest performing Police Services in the United Kingdom. If you want to join us there are a number of options open to you.

Please use the links along the left hand side of this page for further information about becoming a Police Officer, Community Support Officer (PCSO), 101 & 999 Call Taker-Radio OperatorNon-Emergency Call HandlerSpecial Constable or to Transfer.

The recruitment campaign for the role of 101 & 999 Call Taker/Radio Operator has now closed, to register your interest for the next recruitment campaign, please email: Force-Command-Recruitment@dorset.pnn.police.uk with your name and contact details.

Transferee Recruitment opens on Wednesday 3 February 2016. Click here for more details >

POLICE OFFICER RECRUITMENT IS NOW OPEN. Click here for more details >

Vacancies Next Campaign Register your interest outside of a live campaign
Transferee 3 February 2016  Transferee-recruitment@dorset.pnn.police.uk
Police Officer 8 February 2016  PoliceOfficerRecruitment@dorset.pnn.police.uk
Non-Emergency Call Handler CLOSED Force-Command-Recruitment@dorset.pnn.police.uk
Special Constable CLOSED specials-recruitment@dorset.pnn.police.uk
101 & 999 Call Taker - Radio Operator CLOSED Force-Command-Recruitment@dorset.pnn.police.uk
Community Support Officer (PCSO) CLOSED PCSO-Recruitment@dorset.pnn.police.uk
Volunteer Ongoing VOL@dorset.pnn.police.uk


If you are considering a career with Dorset Police as a member of Police Staff, please take a moment to look at our current vacancies listed below and if there is not a role in your chosen area of work, please either subscribe to this page to be e-mailed when the page is updated or save the page as a favourite in your browser and revisit it often.

Due to the current budgetary situation and in order to avoid the potential for any redundancies, Dorset Police is not currently advertising police staff roles. However, there may be some exceptions and in such cases the details will be published on this site.

Current Jobs

Police HQ Winfrith
Human ResourcesOrganisational Development Support Officer - Fixed Term Contract
Communications & Engagement DepartmentCommunications Officer - Fixed term contract
Communications & Engagement DepartmentNews Officer - Fixed Term Contract
Communications & Engagement DepartmentSenior Engagement Officer
Communications & Engagement DepartmentNeighbourhood Policing Communications Assistant - Fixed Term Contract
Office of the Police & Crime CommissionerOPCC Communications & Engagement Assistant - Student Placement
Professional StandardsForce Disclosure Analyst
Professional StandardsComplaints Investigator - Fixed Term Contract
ForcewideStrategic Alliance Accounting Technician
ForcewideQuality Assurance and Development Unit Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer
ForcewideDriver Training Instructor - Fixed Term Contract
Poole Police Station
Support ServicesCIB Supervisor - Fixed Term Contract
Regional Collaboration
South West Regional CollaborationDigital Video Examiner - South West Regional
Current Vacancies More information for Transferee Uniform Patrol ConstableTransferee Uniform Patrol Constable
Current Vacancies More information for Transferee Detective ConstableTransferee Detective Constable
Verwood Police Station
Territorial Safe Schools and Communities TeamSafe Schools and Communities Team - Modern Apprentice


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Please note: The police forces of Devon & Cornwall and Dorset have established a Strategic Alliance to provide a single service within certain functions across the three counties. Some of our current departments will be hosted by Devon and Cornwall Police and others by Dorset Police. As a consequence employment in advertised roles may at some point transfer to Dorset Police following the principles laid down by TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Regulations 2006). In most cases this will not necessitate a change in location. Proposals for which force is to ‘host’ a given function and the arrangements to implement any new structure across a business area are at various stages and applicants for this role will be updated accordingly throughout the recruitment process.

How to apply

Dorset Police does not accept or consider CV’s, to apply for the above roles, please follow this link to our Police Staff Application Pack >


Force Values

The values of Dorset Police apply to all our dealings with individuals, communities and each other.

These are the standards for which we strive and by which we wish to be judged.

Find out more about our values by following this link >


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Dorset Police is committed to achieving a truly representative workforce and therefore welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Do I have to be a British Citizen?

You must be a British citizen, an EC/EEA national, a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national with no restrictions on your stay in the United Kingdom. You will be required to provide proof at any Assessment Centre that you have no restrictions on your stay in the UK and when assessing an applicant’s eligibility under the nationality rules, the force will carry out a check either against a full passport or national identity card or, where this is not available, a Home Office document confirming the individual has the required nationality and immigration status for the post.

Irrespective of nationality, applicants must have been a resident in the UK for three years prior to submitting the application form and the calculation of the three year period of time refers to the period immediately before an application is made, and not any other 3 year period, or any other accumulation of time spent in the UK

Foreign nationality is not an automatic bar to recruitment or to granting security vetting clearance (which is a necessary part of the recruitment process).  However, if individuals cannot be vetted in line with the requirements of the National Vetting Policy, they cannot be granted vetting clearance, as the risk cannot be adequately assessed.

Essentially we will need to be able to carry out equitable security checks on you and your family members but in some cases due to disproportionate costs or difficulties in obtaining the necessary information from various countries of your origin or residency we may not be able to satisfactorily carry out these checks.  In such cases the recruitment process cannot continue and it will be necessary for the force to reject your application.