Transferee & re-joiner recruitment

Thames Valley Police is now open for sergeant transferees on promotion and direct transfer.

As the largest non-metropolitan force, Thames Valley Police covers a wide area across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The mix of urban and rural policing presents challenges and opportunities that are unique to Thames Valley Police.

We have exciting opportunities available for experienced police constables who have served with other Home Office forces to join a forward thinking, modern police force.

There is a wide range of development prospects at Thames Valley Police, whether promotional or lateral. We run PC to sergeant promotion boards annually and offer an extensive range of training opportunities to our officers.

Whatever role you step into at Thames Valley Police, you can be confident you’ll be working with a professional team of people. We are committed to working together to ensure we deliver on our promises of making our communities safer and cutting crime.


To be eligible to join as a transferee or re-joiner, you must:

  • be currently serving with another Home Office force or have served within a Home Office force within the last five years
  • have passed the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP)
  • have successfully completed your probation period
  • live within 20 crow miles of two of our main police stations

Application Process

Once your application has been submitted, we will review your suitability for the position you have applied for. This includes reviewing your most recent PDR and training record, along with the competency based evidence in your application.

If you are successful at shortlisting, you will be invited to an interview or assessment. We host interviews every two weeks and offer a number of dates and times to suit your schedule.

Successful applicants will then be guided through the transferee process. You will be required to successfully pass a fitness test, medical examination and vetting check. We will also contact your current force for references to support your application. The process will take, in total, between 3-6 months.

Your posting will be dependent on your individual preferences and operational requirement. Whilst every effort will be made to meet individual preferences this cannot be guaranteed.

Please note police constables will be posted to the Investigation Hub only.

Your first two weeks will consist of an induction course which is held at our Force Training Centre in Sulhamstead near Reading.


Please visit our careers portal to start your transferee or re-joiner application.

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