We are one of the largest non-metropolitan forces in the country, which has maintained a strong police family culture. Our focus is to make Hampshire and the Isle of Wight safer for everyone by the relentless pursuit of criminals, putting victims first and delivering exceptional local policing. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are excellent places to live, work and share time with your family and friends. There is good access to London, New Forest, beaches and beauty spots.
We’re also a force with a strong neighbourhood policing approach. We are clear in Hampshire that you don’t need a degree to be a police officer. Come and join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary under our new, trailblazing Hampshire Policing PLUS scheme. You’ll be paid from day one and trained in just two years, rather than three years under many other degree schemes.
We offer the best, most modern training and support as you put those skills into practice, pursuing criminals and putting victims first. You will learn a lot of your craft on the job, making the most of the skills you already bring and what you have learned. This will get you ready to be out in the community fighting crime and delivering exceptional local policing. We really value our staff and their professional development. The HMICFRS recently praised the organisation for its work around inclusion and developing a positive workplace.
We regularly have promotion opportunities for those wanting to be the leaders of the future. Within this we have diverse opportunities within the organisation to join our dedicated units including Road Policing Unit, Pro-Active Police units, Firearms, Dog Unit and Neighbourhood Enforcement teams to name but a few.
Do you want to stop criminals, and help their victims? Have you wanted to be a cop for ages but been put off by the degree requirement? Perhaps you are a problem solver with a common sense approach to getting things done? Maybe you’ve left the military or another role, and are looking for the next challenge? Policing needs people like you, and now is your opportunity to make a difference.
You could find yourself: • Acting on emergency calls • Investigating reported crimes • Apprehending, arresting and interviewing suspects • Collecting evidence at crime scenes • Dealing with accidents and incidents • Supporting victims and witnesses of domestic abuse • Engaging with children and young people to help change perceptions of the police • Working with emergency service colleagues from Ambulance, Fire and Rescue.