If you’ve completed your probationary period and are currently a serving police officer with another home office force you can apply for a transfer to us.
Whether you want to specialise in a specific area of policing, or make your way up through the ranks, our experienced leaders can help you get there and you will be supported all the way through the application process by our Transferee Sergeant.
Simply bring us your talent, dedication and enthusiasm, and we’ll welcome you to the team. Are you a PC or DC on your way to being a Skipper? We need part one qualified constables to join us on promotion to sergeant.
Come to Herts and earn your stripes. Firearms, roads police, response, neighbourhood officers and detectives are also needed right now, with an extra targeted variable payment for Detective Constables and Sergeants from £600 to £4,300, depending on the unit, and a £3,000 regional allowance on top for all.
The Application process explained
1. Complete an online transferee application
2. Transferee interview
Your application will be reviewed, and if you are successful at this stage, you will be contacted to arrange an interview. Prior to the interview, we will require you to provide your training records from your current force.
If we are open for higher ranks, you must currently be serving substantively or be undergoing your work-based assessment at that rank to be considered for transfer.
3. Pre-employment vetting and medical
If you are successful at interview, you will be required to pass medical and fitness tests, as well as providing a current force reference. You’ll also have to pass our security vetting process. You can find more detail on this in our applicant help section, and it’s essential that you read this.
You will also be required to complete a medical questionnaire and an eyesight form, for which your GP and optician may charge. We are unfortunately unable to reimburse these costs. We will also send you an Occupational Health consent form, which enables us to approach your current force for a copy of your Occupational Health medical records.
You should have an up-to-date performance development review from your current force, and you will be asked for copies from the last three years as part of the pre-appointment checks.
4. Posting confirmed
If you pass all these checks, you will be contacted with our next available intake date.
5. Final offer
You will then receive a final offer letter, containing your posting details, along with instructions regarding your first week. Please do not serve your notice to your current force until you have received your final offer letter in writing.
As a police officer transferee, you will retain your continuous service and current level of pay (excluding force specific benefits, for instance London weighting).
You’ll also retain your annual leave entitlement, as long as there is no break in service. You will remain on your current pension arrangements.
You will receive £3,000 South Eastern allowance per year on top of your basic pay, if you are not already receiving housing or transitional rent allowance.
Detective Constables and Detective Sergeants receive targeted variable payments from £600 to £4,300, depending on the unit they’re posted to.
6. Arrive in force for onboarding
We want you to be happy from day one, we arrange a comprehensive onboarding process for all our transferees so you can get to know your team, your posting and Hertfordshire Constabulary as soon as possible.