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Transferring Police Constables, Transferee Detective Constables
City of London Police

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Job Reference: BS-POJ-220714-01

Salary: National Pay Scales plus London Allowance

Benefits: See Advertisement

Location: See Advertisement

Job Reference: Full Time

Role/Type: Permanent/Full Time

Required Skills/Qualifications: See Advertisement

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Rank/Grade: Police Constables, Detective Constables & Rejoiners

Department/Directorate: Force wide

Location: Bishopsgate Police Station, New Street or Guildhall Yard East

Statement of expectations: 2 years within allocated business area e.g Local Policing, National Lead Force, Specialist Operations, HQ / Business Support

Vetting level required: CTC (some posts may require MV/SC)

The City of London Police is a Home Office Force based in the heart of the London’s financial centre. We are proud to deliver an exceptional policing service and are committed to keeping the City safe, protecting it from the threat of terrorism. Our unique strengths include our experience of policing and protecting one of the most important, dynamic and challenging environments in the UK. 

Whether you are or were a uniform or detective constable we will strive to match you to a role that best fits your skill set. 

The City is one of the most important financial centres in the world and the economic hub of the United Kingdom, but is also home to countless sites of historic, cultural and economic interest, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Guildhall, The Barbican, Bank of England and the Stock Exchange.

We have two distinct roles. We protect the people, places and infrastructure within the City of London, preventing and investigating crime to ensure the Square Mile remains one of the safest city areas in the world to live, work or visit.

This is a really exciting time to join the City of London Police where you will play a pivotal role in

  • A reduction in number of victim-based violent crimes
  • A reduction in number of victim-based acquisitive crimes
  • A reduction in the re-offending rate of people committing violent and acquisitive crime
  • An increase in the percentage of people satisfied that they have received a professional
  • service following reporting a crime.

As a Police Officer with the City of London, you will be at the forefront of focusing on victim care and satisfaction, whether this supporting front line policing or within a specialist role.


Specialist Operations (SO)

SO is the force lead for Serious and Organised crime managing threat/harm and risk.

SO consists of a number of units, Proactive teams, CID, Cyber-crime, Public Protection, Intelligence, Special Branch, Major Crime Team, Major Incident Room which makes SO a unique and exciting place to work giving you the opportunity to develop and enhance your career.

Local Policing (LP)

LP supports the front line response, enhancing victim care and contact, engaging with communities promoting the City of London as the safest City in the world.

LP consists of Sector policing driving community engagement, Project Servator, Response Teams, supported by the Task Force comprising of Tactical Firearms Group, Mounted Branch, Public Order Support Group, Dog section and Marine Support unit.

A diverse directorate that offers great opportunities to grow experience and skill set within an Iconic city.

National Lead Force (NLF)

The National Lead Force directorate of the City of London Police has specialist fraud investigation units focusing on Insurance fraud, Intellectual Property and counterfeit goods, pro-active payments and card crime teams.

NLF also comprises of specialist units such as:

  • IFED who focus on economic crime threats to the insurance industry.
  • Lead Force Operations Room (LFOR) who provides a clearly defined gateway for policing and other counter-fraud partners to access National Lead Force (NLF) support.
  • Fraud teams who investigate an expanding range of serious and complex fraud increasingly facilitated by cyber technology.

Uniform or Detective Constables who have left a Home-Office Force are eligible to apply. If you served in a non Home Office Force please contact HR Service to sign post you to the correct entry route. 

Please note if you are applying to transfer as a T/DC you will need to ensure any pending assessments are signed off prior to your start date.


In return, we will offer a number of benefits including a generous pension scheme, a free Oyster card for London (TFL) travel and subsidised national rail travel, which allows you to travel within a 70 mile radius. For further information please visit:


The ATOC Rail Travel Concession allows regular serving police officers to travel on National Rail services within a 70 mile radius of London for a small monthly cost. This is a taxable benefit that the City of London Police negotiates and Officers make a contribution to the cost of the scheme.

A diverse workforce improves the service we provide to our public by making us more approachable and relevant within our communities. This is why it’s vitally important that we recruit people from a wide range of communities and backgrounds with an understanding of cultural issues and a wide range of skills. We therefore particularly encourage female and people from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic communities to join us.

The way we work is changing. With a few exceptions most roles will be able to accommodate part time, job share and flexible working patterns. We can also offer hybrid working patterns of home and office based shift patterns. Feel free to speak to us about any flexible working requirements.

The Force has a number of Staff Support Networks that can offer you support and advice. Applicants are very welcome to contact the networks directly if they need any support or ask any question before they apply. For further information on the networks and their contact details please visit:


The application and interview will be tested under Level 1 of the College of Policing Competency and Values Framework.

Your application should provide detail of your skills/knowledge/experience using the college of policing competency and value framework relating to your Constable rank.

If you would like to discuss these opportunities in more detail, please contact HR Services via the email hrservices@city-of-london.pnn.police.uk.

The City of London Police is keen to promote flexible working and will, subject to operational policing requirements, proactively consider all applications to work flexibly.

The City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

This vacancy is open only to those who have the right to work in the UK.


Recruitment Team