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,
Volunteer, Special Constable or to Transfer.
Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary
The Chief Constable of Dorset
Police seeks to recruit a new Chief Officer of the Special
Constabulary. This voluntary position is ideal for someone
who is experienced in leadership, managing volunteers and is
looking for their next challenge. Full information on this opportunity can be
viewed by following this link >
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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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.
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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.