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As one of the largest employers in the region, Hampshire Constabulary employs more than 6,000 staff. One-third of these employees are police staff who carry out vital roles supporting frontline officers and providing a critical contribution to the provision of our service.

Current Vacancies
With such a diverse range of opportunities available, we are unable to list each position we are advertising on this page, and instead feature only a small selection below.  You can find all our current vacancies advertised at www.newjob.org.uk.

Detention Officer Opportunities
Candidates wishing to apply to become a Detention Officer are invited to attend a recruitment event. This event will provide information on the role of a Detention Officer and the recruitment process as well as an opportunity to ask questions to current Detention Officers and higher ranking officers as well as Hampshire Constabulary employees.

In order to register for one of the events please use the relevant link below. Please only register for one event.

Detention Officer Recruitment Event
Monday, July 4, 2016, 7pm - 9pm, at Fareham Police Station

Detention Officer Recruitment Event
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 3pm - 5pm, at Fareham Police Station

Police Staff Investigator (PSI) Opportunities
£21,780 - £26,271 (plus allowances) 37 hrs per week on a shift pattern
Vacancies in the Eastern Police Investigation Centre (Fratton) and Western PIC (Southampton)

Hampshire Constabulary is offering you an exciting opportunity to be part of a professional and dedicated team carrying out a wide variety of investigations. The force is served by brave, committed and conscientious officers and staff and we would like you to join us. This is a role where you will make an important difference every day.

As a Police Staff Investigator (PSI), you will work as part of a team with police officers to investigate a wide variety of crimes. Your duties will encompass a wide range of investigative activities including, but not limited to, statement taking, securing and reviewing CCTV, log keeping, prisoner interviewing, Offences Taken into Consideration (TICs), intelligence interviews, file building, and full Officer in Case (OIC) responsibilities, which include attending court and giving evidence.

You will investigate crime and any other investigations at a level deemed appropriate and assist in the investigation of serious and complex crime under the supervision, guidance and mentoring of a PIP 2 investigator.

This role would provide an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with a range of law enforcement agencies and private and public sector stakeholders.

Please note you must be 18 or over to apply for this role and you must be a British Citizen or be a passport holder from a full EU member state. (If a commonwealth citizen or a foreign national, you must include a copy of your passport with your application to show that your stay in the UK if free from restrictions.) A full driving licence for manual vehicles is required.

Equality and Inclusion forms a part of Hampshire Constabulary’s Core Values and this will therefore form an integral part of the recruiting and selection process. Although Equality and Inclusion may not be assessed or questioned as a standalone topic, it will be threaded throughout the recruiting and selection process.

Hampshire Constabulary is committed to providing recruitment opportunities to the wider community and encourages applications from minority groups to maintain a diverse and representative workforce. We are looking for people who have the ability to make effective decisions, who can plan and prioritise effectively to deliver a good service and actively seek to find solutions to problems. We are looking for people with excellent customer service and communication skills with the ability to brief supervisors and other members of staff in relation to investigations. We expect all our staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to maintain the highest level of trust, confidentiality and integrity.

If you think you have what it takes to be part of our team then we would welcome an application from you. This role will provide individuals who are dedicated to serving the public of Hampshire with an opportunity to make a real difference. In return for your dedication, you will enjoy all the support and training you need to grow and develop. Hampshire Constabulary is leading the way in developing career pathways for Police Staff Investigators and is currently trialling a fast-track programme from Police Staff Investigator to Detective Constable.

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Call Management Opportunities
Join our Contact Management Department and you’ll be at the front line of policing, working in either our Force Control Room or Force Enquiry Centre.  You'll be handling a range of 101 non-emergency and 999 calls that are as diverse as the community we serve. One moment you could be dealing with a call about escaped horses and the next you might need to comfort the victim of a violent attack.  You’ll need to handle every call professionally, asking the right questions, listening carefully for vital details and logging information on our IT systems quickly and accurately. You’ll need to strike a fine balance between showing empathy with every caller and staying unemotional when you’re dealing with sometimes disturbing details. In the Force Control Room you will be responsible for the deployment of police resources to live incidents.  In the Force Enquiry Centre you will be responsible for recording detailed crime reports, intelligence and other general enquiries.

Based in Southampton (Force Enquiry Centre) and Netley (Force Control Room), you’ll need the flexibility to work overnight shifts and weekends (including some bank holidays). In return, you’ll receive full training and on-going support to make sure you continue to provide a high quality service. The starting salary for this role will be c.£25,900, which includes shift allowance and weekend enhancement.

These are some of the most varied and rewarding phone-based customer service roles you're likely to find.


Recruitment Strategy:

Hampshire Constabulary is committed to maximising opportunities for current employed police staff who may be vulnerable and to minimise the need to compulsory redundancies. In order to do so, measures have been implemented in terms of the priorities that will be given to candidates for selection to police staff roles. Although we may have external vacancies, we will still need to consider applications in order of priority. Please continue to apply in the normal manner, but be aware that it may take longer than usual for you to be contacted should you be shortlisted for interview. The recruitment priorities are as follows: 

  1. Redeployees
  2. Internal candidates, ie existing police staff members, Tempforce staff on an active assignment within Hampshire Constabulary, Volunteer Members of staff, Special Constabulary members, Serving Police officers and Temporary Agency staff external to Tempforce
  3. External candidates, ie existing staff member's family and friends and members of the public.


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Click here to search for current TVP vacancies (including ICT)

Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police work collaborately and therefore are able to share one anothers job vacancies on occasions. This link shows current vacancies within TVP.

Click here to view the Candidates Guidance for Completing Application Forms


There are literally hundreds of different roles filled by police staff. Our jobs are as diverse as our community, ranging from data inputters to crime scene investigators. The sheer scope of careers within our force is immense - just too many opportunities to list them all here.

By offering competitive salaries, flexible working, an unrivalled pension scheme, social events, staff welfare services and great training and development opportunities, Hampshire Constabulary aims to provide all staff with a supportive environment to build a long and secure career.

Hampshire Constabulary prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to encouraging diversity and eradicating any forms of discrimination. Joining us means you'll be working with a vast mix of people who will offer support and a great team environment for you to progress your career. Working for us means being part of an organisation that is dedicated to preventing crime and protecting people. So if you believe in the values of our organisation, why not apply?

Our 'Statement of Commitment to Equality and Diversity' and 'Religious Needs Policy' mean that we recognise the importance of staff being able to select other days as religious holidays rather than taking the Christian bank holidays such as Christmas and Easter. Where possible, Hampshire Constabulary will identify a quiet and private place which can be used for the purpose of prayer or meditation. We try to support those staff who choose to fast as part of their religion. This is particularly likely for Muslim staff during the month of Ramadan.

There are so many opportunities for those just starting their career, people with a long career history and all those in between. By looking around our police staff site you may discover a job that could be perfect for you without even realising it! And by joining us, you're not just taking on a job - you'll be starting a career as varied and interesting as you want it to be.

To help you understand our recruitment processes, we have published the answers to some frequently asked questions, and we have also given details of some of our conditions of service. You can also get some tips and guidance for interviews.

The Family Care Co-ordinator is available to provide information and advice to working parents and carers on childcare support and the force's work life balance oriented initiatives and policies.

We advertise our police staff vacancies according to need, and new vacancies are advertised on a weekly basis. Please check our current vacancies regularly. This page offers assistance with the application process, and will tell you what our current vacancies are.


Important Eligibility Information for Applicants

All applicants, regardless of nationality, must have lived in the UK for 3 years immediately prior to submitting an application. In addition, those who are not UK or EC citizens must also have indefinite leave to remain in the UK. The exceptions to this rule are those serving in the UK Armed Forces, members of the Foreign and Commonwealth office diplomatic community, and those who have taken a career break/gap year to travel/work abroad for up to 12 months.

However, these applicants must have lived in the UK for at least 3 years at some point in their lives. Applicants who have never lived in the UK, regardless of their status as EC or Commonwealth citizens, are not eligible. Applicants who have resided outside the UK for 12 calendar months or longer within the last 3 years are ineligible until such time as they satisfy the residency criteria.