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
Operator, Non-Emergency Call Handler, Special 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
with your name and contact details.
Transferee Recruitment for 2016 is
now open. Click here for more details >
Non-Emergency Call Handler
Recruitment for 2016 is now open. Click here for more details >
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
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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.
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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 >
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 >
Dorset Police is committed to achieving a truly representative
workforce and therefore welcomes applications from all sections of
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.