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 a number transferee roles and ranks outlined below and would very much like to hear from you. If you would like to apply please register your interest and we will be in touch very soon.

Don't see your rank? You are able to express an interest in transferring to Dorset Police for other ranks, as a level transfer or on promotion. By doing this you will be notified by email when we are next open for recruitment for that rank.  

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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.

 
 

Armed Response Vehicle Constable

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.

The postings for these vacancies are  in Ferndown.

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Tactical Firearms Team Constable

As part of our Tactical Firearms Team you will be 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 planned firearms incidents across the county including the provision of MASTS and dynamic search and will also provide visible, proactive policing support for front line policing colleagues. You must be a currently qualified specialist firearms officer to include the ARV role profile.

The postings for these vacancies are  in Ferndown.

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National Firearms Instructor Constable

As part of our training team you will provide Firearms Training to both in force and national students to nationally accredited standards. Continue to provide an operational support dimension for the organisation, maintaining effectiveness and competence within an agreed operational or functional area by undertaking a range of activities within a particular role, either as part of the normal pattern of work or as a part of the provision of effective operational resilience. You must be a national firearms instructor and a current ARV role profile holder.

The postings for these vacancies are in Winfrith HQ

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Response Constable


We are seeking experienced Police Constables of all backgrounds to come and join our Police Family. Why not take the next step in your policing career and join us as a transferee Police Constable.

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.