Dorset Police transferee recruitment is now closed.
Introduction from Chief Constable Debbie Simpson and Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill
Dorset police officers operate at the heart of the community, ensuring safety and security to those who work, live and visit the county.
It is right that we bring more officers into the policing family. We are striving to provide a more visible force, with an emphasis on neighbourhood policing.
A police officer's role is about more than working to reduce crime. It is now just as much about reducing the fear of crime, working in partnership with communities to make a real difference and improve quality of life for everyone.
Forging close relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within Dorset’s different communities all form part of the fundamental platform on which effective, credible policing is built.
As a result, we must continue to recruit the right people from every background and use the full spectrum of their skills, knowledge and experience to make Dorset safer for everybody.
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 UKand 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.