Welcome to our force

Thank you for your interest in joining Dorset Police.

Our Force covers a hugely diverse geographic area, from the dramatic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast to rolling hills inland. Although Dorset is predominantly rural, we also police Bournemouth & Poole, an urban area larger than most British cities, and many towns and villages.

We are recruiting now for a range of transferee vacancies

We are now accepting applications for Police Officer, Detective Constable, Sergeant, Custody Sergeant and Detective Chief Superintendent transferees and would very much like to hear from you. If you would like to apply please register your interest below and we will be in touch very soon.

Police Sergeants

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 Dorset is a diverse and fulfilling role where no two days are the same. Why wait? Start your application today!


Detective Constable

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. Being a detective in Dorset is diverse and fulfilling. 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.

Response Constable

We are seeking experienced Police Constables of all backgrounds to come and join our Police Family. Our current vacancies are focused in the Bournemouth and Poole areas of Dorset and offer a unique challenge of policing an urban area larger than most British cities. Why not take the next step in your policing career and join us as a transferee Police Constable.


Specialist Investigations

Dorset Police are looking for Detectives, or Constables with relevant skills, to directly transfer in to our Crime and Criminal Justice Command and join one of our Specialist Investigation Teams. We are looking for people that wish to work for a force that is tough on crime. A force that puts victims first and works hard to keep people safe. If this sounds like you, and you wish to work in one of the below areas, please register your interest.

  • Major Crime Investigation Team
  • Child Abuse Investigation Team
  • Cyber Crime
  • Child Exploitation and Safeguarding Investigation Teams
  • Economic Crime Team

Dorset is an excellent place to work and a safe and beautiful place to live. You do not need years of experience to register your interest and we are happy to answer any of your questions.

South West Regional Organised Crime Unit

You don’t need years of experience to join us. We’ll invest in you.

At SW ROCU, we work with local forces and national partners to target and disrupt the criminals posing the greatest risk to residents and businesses in our region. This includes offenders involved in cybercrime, economic crime, drug conspiracies, modern slavery and human trafficking, organised immigration crime, and child sexual abuse and exploitation.

It’s an exciting time to join us. We’re strengthening our officer numbers and we continually invest in both our people and new technology.

Working at SW ROCU, you'll work with partners at a regional, national and international level. You'll be at the forefront of the fight against serious and organised crime.

See us in action in Channel 4’s three-part series, available on All 4 Taken: Hunting the Sex Traffickers - All 4.

Register to find out about future vacancies Here.