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Thames Valley Police launches new Specialist Entry Detective recruitment campaign

A new and exciting career pathway for people to join us as police officers before specialising as detective constables within two years.

Thames Valley Police is launching a new and exciting career pathway for people to join us as police officers before specialising as detective constables within two years.  Recruitment opens at the end of this month.

The Specialist Entry Detective Programme will see candidates join a professional and dedicated team within two years, carrying out a wide variety of crime investigations, including serious and complex cases, cyber-crime and crimes against vulnerable people.

Detective Chief Inspector Felicity Parker said: “As the policing landscape continues to increase in complexity, it’s imperative that we are able to attract the best talent into our ranks. This new entry route represents a fantastic opportunity for talented and skilled individuals interested in pursuing a career as a detective.

“We’re looking for effective decision makers; people who can prioritise their workload and find innovative solutions to problems so we can hold people to account and work to make our communities safer.”

Initially joining as a student police officer, candidates will complete their initial training and gain experience of both investigation and response work during their first year. During the second year, candidates will be required to pass all necessary assessments, including the National Investigator’s Exam (NIE), before being confirmed in post as a detective constable.

Candidates will be required to meet the standard police officer entry criteria; this includes two A Levels (graded A-E) and hold the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing. The recruitment process follows the same steps as a regular police officer but for a final interview to assess suitability to progress to the role of a detective constable.

Earlier this week, a Channel 4 documentary titled “Catching a Killer: The Wind in the Willows Murder” followed the work of Thames Valley Police detectives as they investigated the gruesome murder of Adrian Greenwood in Oxford in 2016. The documentary gives unprecedented access to the steps taken by Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown and his team as they track down the killer. If you were inspired by the work of TVP’s detectives and feel you have the necessary skills, the Specialist Entry Detective pathway could be the natural next step in your career.

 

Applications will open Monday 31 July. The following recruitment events have been planned in Slough, Oxford, Milton Keynes and Reading. Details of how to book your place can be found on our careers portal.

  • Thursday 20 July, 5.30pm & 7pm, The Curve, Slough
  • Monday 24 July, 5.30pm & 7pm, Holiday Inn Reading South, Reading
  • Tuesday 25 July, 5.30pm & 7pm, The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes
  • Monday 31 July, 5.30pm & 7pm, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford 
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