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Police Officer - Rejoiner Milton Keynes

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Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police Milton Keynes United Kingdom

2 weeks ago




Abingdon, Aylesbury, Banbury, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Oxford, Reading, Slough


Police Constable


National Pay Scale

Part/Full Time

Full Time

Type of Contract


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Together, we aim to build stronger, more resilient communities, providing a modern police force which meets the needs of the public we serve.

Preventing and thoroughly investigating crime, supporting victims and bringing offenders to justice. This commitment can’t be achieved by any one person alone; it relies upon a team of over 8,000 staff, officers and volunteers, working alongside partner agencies and with the public.

We cover a wide geographical area including Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Our patch is as diverse as they come – historic cities meet vast rural spaces. Cutting-edge organisations work alongside world-class universities. 2.3 million people call it home and 6 million visit each year.

There are four... football league clubs and annual high-profile events including Royal Ascot, Reading Festival and Henley Regatta to keep an eye on. We often rise to unique challenges like the Royal Weddings and Presidential visits, with millions of people around the world watching on. We’re home to Windsor Castle and the PM’s country residence Chequers – which means we’re also home to a Protection Group of armed officers second only in size to the Metropolitan Police.

As you can see, policing our region is no mean feat. It takes a dedicated team of officers, staff and volunteers. Our people are our most important asset. As well as many staff benefits, we provide a wide range of career opportunities, specialist posts, as well as development and promotion prospects.

We are encouraging of former officers returning to policing within TVP; whether you left to focus on family or to try a different career altogether, your new experience will be a valuable addition to the team. In addition, with the five year rejoin rule now removed, it’s easier than ever to return to policing.

We also have exciting opportunities available to specialise in a variety of departments including opportunities for Detective Constables, in ARV and Protection Group (or those with the ambition to join) and many more. Please get in contact to find out further details.

This is your opportunity to take on a role with pride and confidence, inspiring change in our communities.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to rejoin Thames Valley Police, you must have:
• Previously completed your two year probationary period and have been confirmed as a substantive at the rank you are applying to rejoin.
• Live within 30 crow miles of two of our main police stations by formal offer of appointment.
• Hold a Full Valid UK driver’s license.
• Previously worked at a Home Office force, British Transport Police (BTP), Ministry of Defence Police, Channel Isles or Isle of Man Police.

If you are applying for a Sergeant or Inspector post, please contact us for a update on our recruitment status.

Recruitment Process

The recruitment process will follow a set programme of application, paper sift, competency based interview, vetting (including biometrics), medical checks, reference checks and fitness test. Numerous interview dates are available and we can accommodate a range of dates for medical appointments and fitness tests.

Posting Opportunities within Thames Valley Police

We are particularly interested in recruiting ICR officerswho wish to be posted to Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Cherwell & West Oxfordshire Local Policing Areas. These regions of Thames Valley Police provide a varying working space with opportunities to develop your career. You will have the opportunity to police vast urban and rural areas with a diverse culture and attend major events occurring within the Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire counties.

Re-Joiner Detectives

With a force size that guarantees a broad range of crime and a reputation for solid investigations there is no better place than TVP to be a detective. We have an established, comprehensive investigative structure and are the host force for a number of South-East regional crime teams; for example Counter Terrorism Police South-East. As a detective, you will deal with some of the most serious and complex crime possible including serious assaults, domestic abuse, child protection, fraud, homicide, cybercrime, county drugs lines and crimes against vulnerable people.

As a Detective, no two cases or days are the same. You are responsible for managing and conducting complex investigations from initial crime scene management to the verdict being delivered at court. Your role will vary from interviewing suspects, identifying witnesses, handling forensic evidence, preparing and submitting case papers, attending court and being the point of contact for victims of crime as you work to uncover the truth. Partnership working is key as you collaborate with social care, health teams and schools, working alongside your uniformed colleagues to build the strongest case and achieve justice for victims.

We are particularly keen to recruit into Slough Priority Crime Team and Criminal Investigation Department, as well as PVP in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Dependent on where you are posted within Thames Valley Police, you may be entitled to an annual bonus payment. For more information on this, please contact the Transferee Recruitment Team.

Temporary Detective Constable

You will transfer/re-join as a Temporary Detective Constable (T/DC) and be enrolled on the National Investigators Exam. If successful, you will work through your DC accreditation to become a substantive DC. T/DCs will be posted to a suitable role within our PCT (priority crime team), CID (Criminal Investigation Department), CAIU (child abuse investigation unit), or DAIU teams (domestic abuse investigation unit). After you complete the accreditation, there are a number of other detective job roles you can consider.

Substantive Detective Constable

You will transfer/re-join as a substantive DC and be posted to a suitable role within our PCT (priority crime team), CID (Criminal Investigation Department), CAIU (child abuse investigation unit), or DAIU teams (domestic abuse investigation unit). Alternatively, you would be able to apply for internal DC roles after a successful transferee interview. We will soon be open for POLIT (Paedophile OnLine Investigation Team) at Abingdon as well as Fraud roles in Loddon Valley and HQ.


If you have served as an Officer in the last three years you must attend an initial two week induction course at our Police Training Centre in Sulhamstead near Reading, accommodation is available for those who live outside of travelling distance. All Officers who served more than three years ago will be required to attend a seven week induction course.

If you require any further information about transferring to Thames Valley Police please email [email protected]

If you are from an underrepresented group and would like to discover what additional support and development opportunities are available, please do not hesitate to contact the Positive Action and Engagement Team who can help facilitate this [email protected] .

Pay & Benefits

Thames Valley Police adheres to the national pay scales and as such you will re-join on the same pay increment you previously received.

All Thames Valley Police officers currently receive South East Housing Allowance on top of national pay scales. This currently stands at £3000 per annum and we also offer a compensatory tax grant.

TVP police officers, police staff and special constables qualify for various concessions and services, such as reduced gym membership, travel concessions and technology savings.

At Thames Valley Police (TVP) we work together to protect our communities. Whether as an officer, staff member or volunteer, you will make a difference and play an important role in helping achieve our mission. As you take on a role with pride and confidence, you will be supported, developed and valued, ensuring you can be at your best in the service of our communities. Learn more About Us .

Working Smart . You will be joining an organisation that strives to improve every day. In the post-pandemic era this means changing the way we work and deliver our services, which brings a number of benefits including a more flexible and capable workforce.

Supporting You . Your wellbeing and safety is at the heart of all we do. Whilst you are doing the work that matters, we’ll be supporting you via a wide range of Wellbeing services, partnerships and initiatives. We have a number of active staff support networks and buddy schemes which you will have access to and can be involved with. We also offer a comprehensive range of benefits and discount schemes, some provided directly by the organisation and others via partnerships including Blue Light card. Learn more about how we will be Supporting You .

Developing You. We promote a culture where your continuous professional development and learning is actively encouraged and where people have the opportunity, and responsibility, to achieve their full potential.

Valuing Difference . We are committed to building a workforce that better reflects the communities we serve and an inclusive culture that not only values, but finds strength in difference. Learn more about how we are Valuing Difference .

Vetting. All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis
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