Welcome to our force
Thank you for your interest in joining Devon & Cornwall Police.
Within Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly there is a multiplicity of small communities who rarely are affected by crime or other crisis. Yet when they are, it is essential that we respond with not only the right professional skills but also with the right personal attributes. If you believe you are such a person then we would like to hear from you.
We continue to welcome expressions of interest from those wishing to join Devon & Cornwall Police, however due to COVID-19 all selection processes will be on hold until the end of September 2020.
Temporary Transferee Bonus Payments
In recognition of the current skills gap and the necessary competencies that are required, a decision has been made by the Executive to make a temporary bonus payment to PIP2 Detective Constables and AFOs & ARV Constables transferring into Devon & Cornwall Police Force.
The bonus payment for 2019/20 will be a one-off payment of £500 in accordance to the following criteria:
- Detective Constables who transfer by 30 September 2020, meet the criteria of working in a PIP2 role and having a current 'active' PIP2 accreditation.
- Police Constables who transfer into AFO/ARV roles with a firearms qualification and take up their post by 30 September 2020
A workforce that reflects our communities
Our ability to build trust, understand problems and support our communities across a range of policing matters, relies on us having a workforce that is reflective of our communities and all the unique individuals that exist within them. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity within our workforce and to eliminating discrimination.
We are very keen to encourage applications from those that have never considered policing as a career. Representation within our workforce from black and minority ethnic communities and females is currently much lower than we want it to be; by improving this we will be better able to serve our local communities and our work place will benefit from all the differences in thinking, points of view, and approaches that diversity brings.
In order to achieve this we are proud to pursue a policy of ‘positive action’.
For further information and to register for this scheme please click the button below.
As one of the first on the scene at firearms incidents across the force area, you’ll play a vital role in keeping members of the public safe and secure. You will be the primary response to firearms incidents across the county and will also provide visible, proactive policing support for front line policing colleagues.
We’re looking for experienced detectives to join our team and, together, help keep communities safe and feeling safe, identify and protect vulnerable people and prevent and respond to harm. From investigating serious and complex crime, dealing with high profile cases and going above and beyond to help those in need, you’ll be an expert in investigating crimes; working as a team to make a real difference.
National Firearms Instructor Constable
As one of the first on the scene at firearms incidents across the force areas, you’ll play a vital role in keeping members of the public safe and secure. You will be the primary response to firearms incidents across the counties and will also provide visible, proactive policing support for front line policing colleagues.
Are you an experienced Police Sergeant looking for a new challenge? We are looking for qualified sergeants to join our Police Family and, together, help keep our communities safe and feeling safe, identify and protect vulnerable people and prevent and respond to harm. Being a sergeant in Devon & Cornwall is a diverse and fulfilling role where no two days are the same. Why wait? Start your application today!
Meet one of our transferees
Scott Britton, Detective Sergeant
I recently transferred from Greater Manchester Police to Devon and Cornwall and found the process really smooth. The biggest thing I took from the process was the support given by D&C during the process.
My perception of transferring fuelled by the fact that Devon and Cornwall is such a sought after force to work that I would have to jump through hoops. In fact the process was really simple, the calibre of candidate was clearly high but the process allowed me to feel open and display my skills. I moved to Devon with my wife who grew up in the area and upon visiting Devon over the years I fell in love with the area.
The assessment day was structured and all of the questions I had were answered on the day. The following process of joining was worked with my previous force and all of the admin matters were dealt with by the time I joined. The transfer course itself was in depth and a great welcome to the force.
Since starting at Plymouth CID I was given support by a dedicated local officer and allowed the time to adjust to the new systems and way of working. Coming from a busy metropolitan force the level of complex investigation and work has not changed. I have led an international modern day slavery crown court case, serious assaults and a wide range of testing investigations.
Being still young in my police career I feel Devon and Cornwall is the perfect place to progress. Devon and Cornwall has the ability to offer a testing and rewarding professional career along with an incredible area to live with coast, moorland and whole host of leisure activities.
I have been supported with further investigator and leadership courses and look forward to the next chapter in my career and hope to progress further within Devon and Cornwall Police..