We are now accepting Police Constable applications across the force via our new entry routes: The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). Completed applications must be submitted by Friday 5 July 2019.

The Role

As a Police Officer, you’ll be making a difference every day.  Ensuring our communities are safer and more secure.  Protecting vulnerable people when they need you the most.  Working in partnerships that tackle serious and organised crime.  Making critical decisions that change lives.

Policing can be tough and unpredictable.  It can also be highly rewarding and no two days are ever the same.  You could find yourself out in a response team handling an emergency, patrolling the streets as part of a local neighbourhood team or gathering information in the force intelligence team. 

You will be fully trained to protect the public, providing a reassuring presence in the community, support victims of crime and investigating complex offenses using a mix of cutting-edge technology and time-proven traditional methods.

We are looking for people who are professional and approachable, who can build effective relationships with their communities and colleagues.  Our officers need to be enthusiastic, reliable, self-disciplined, flexible and confident to take control of situations.

You will be joining TVP’s policing family – a team that pulls together as one, rising to the challenge that every single day brings.

Why work for TVP? 

  • salary plus additional force benefits including a pension scheme, holiday entitlement and childcare voucher scheme
  • a recently launched benefits portal, accessible via a downloadable app, provides TVP officers and staff access to discounts for retailers, restaurants, travel, tickets and much more
  • student officers will also have access to student discount schemes via the Apprenticeship Extra Card (PCDA) and TOTUM card (formerly NUS card) for those on DHEP
  • policing offers diverse career prospects including specialisation; for example detective pathway, Major Crime, Counter-Terrorism, Firearms, Domestic Abuse and Roads Policing together with opportunities for promotion
  • we invest heavily in the professional development of our officers and staff, everyone has a structured Performance Development Review which includes Continuous Professional Development
  • we have a performance related pay structure
  • in addition, we support learning to enhance knowledge and expertise in the organisation and offer a ‘Support for Study’ scheme across the force
  • our people are the greatest asset we have – their development and wellbeing are extremely important. As such, we have a well-established wellbeing function and have a number of support networks for under-represented groups including Disability Support Network, LGBT+, the Support Association for Minority Ethnic Staff (SAME), Women’s Network, Gypsy Roma Traveller Police Association (GRTPA), Muslim Police Association and Christian Association

When asked why our officers and staff love working for TVP, you’ll typically hear the response “the people” or “my team”. Our people are all different but share common ethics, values and a single sense of purpose: to serve and protect the public.

We are pleased to launch our new pathways into policing – find out which entry route is for you:

I do not hold a degree level qualification: Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

A three-year programme combining on-the-job practical learning and operational competence with academic learning. On successfully finishing the programme you complete your probation and achieve a degree in Professional Policing. The PCDA means that you have the opportunity to earn while you learn and achieve a degree.

I hold a degree or am in the final year of degree study: Degree-Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)

For those who already possess a degree in another subject but want to join the force. A two-year programme combining on-the-job practical learning and operational competence with academic learning. On successful completion you complete your probation and achieve a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice.