Detective Constables

HM Revenue & Customs


Job Description

Hampshire Constabulary Specialist Entry Programme for Detective Constables
Starting salary 22,668, (plus an additional South East allowance of 1000 per annum

Hampshire Constabulary is offering you an exciting opportunity to be part of a professional and dedicated team carrying out a wide variety of crime investigations, including serious and complex cases, cyber-crime and other investigations at a level deemed appropriate.

For the first time we are implementing a new and exciting career pathway to recruit aspiring Detective Constables from outside the uniformed Police service. If successful you will be at the forefront of Policing innovation and will be trained, supported and encouraged into the role of a Detective.

Initially joining as a student Police Officer, you will complete a structured development programme over a period of 64 weeks which will enable you to progress to the role of Trainee Detective Constable, subject to your completion of the Police Officer programme and the Specialist Entry requirements. This will include a national investigators examination.

As a Detective Constable your duties will encompass a wide range of investigative activities including statement taking, securing and reviewing CCTV, log keeping, prisoner interviewing, Offences Taken into Consideration (TIC?s), intelligence interviews, file building, and full Officer in Case (OIC) responsibilities which includes attending court and giving evidence.

This role would provide an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with a range of teams, such as reactive and proactive crime teams, public protection, major and serious organised crime and other specialist roles. The Chief Constable is also committed to regular promotion opportunities for those aspiring to be the future leaders.

We are looking for career-driven individuals who have the ability to make effective decisions; people who can plan and prioritise effectively to deliver a good service and actively seek to find solutions to problems. We also need people who can demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills. We expect all our staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to maintain the highest level of trust, confidentiality and integrity.

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If you think you have what it takes to be part of our team then we would welcome an application from you. This role will provide individuals who are dedicated to serving the public of Hampshire with an opportunity to make a real difference every day. In return for your dedication, you will enjoy all the support and training you need to grow and develop.

Please note you must be able to join the intake that starts on 13th November 2017, plus be 18 or over and you must be a British Citizen or be a passport holder from a full EU member state. (If a commonwealth citizen or a foreign national, you must include a copy of your passport with your application to show that your stay in the UK is free from restrictions). A full driving licence for manual vehicles is required.

Successful applicants will have to pass an in-house assessment centre and a national assessment centre, as well as vetting, medical, references and fitness test. Please note that the initial requirements will be the same as those for Police Constable Recruitment, but you will then be assessed separately at the end of this phase in order to determine your suitability to progress to the role of Detective Constable.

Hampshire Constabulary is committed to providing recruitment opportunities to the wider community and encourages applications from minority groups to maintain a diverse and representative workforce. We would encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply particularly if you are fluent in a language that is not English. Hampshire Constabulary is continuously committed to public service and so it is very important that we are fully representative of the communities that we serve. To ensure that this happens we will be applying some initiatives around positive action. The selection procedure itself is no different, and is solely based on merit.

Applications will open on Monday 6th February 2017 at and will close at 2355 on Sunday 12th March 2017. Please access the online application via the above website.


  • Location : Hampshire
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  • Salary: £22,668
  • Closing Date : 12 March 2017
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.


All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

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