Are you a degree holder and looking for a challenging but rewarding role?
If so, we have a new entry route which will give you an exciting opportunity to join the police force and then move onto a detective pathway.
We are currently closed for Direct Entry Detective applications.
Following initial training you will take Trainee Investigator role before moving onto enhanced investigative training and specialist attachments to allow you to develop the mindset needed to investigate serious and complex crimes and manage investigations through to conclusion.
You will need to have the required competencies and values to become a detective and also be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
Attention to detail
Ethical decision making
Working on a wide variety of crime, including serious and complex cases, including supporting the most vulnerable in our society. Areas of work include:
Police Online Investigation Team (POLIT)
Major Crime Investigations Team
Cyber Crime Unit
Economic Crime Unit
Management of Sexual or Violent Offenders (MOSAVO)
On completion of the two year programme you will have achieved a Level 6 - Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice but, as you'd expect, learning is biased towards an investigative perspective. It's a more intense programme, as you also need to successfully complete the National Investigators Examination and meet PIP2 assessment criteria in order to become a Professionalising Investigation Programme Level 2 (PIP2) accredited detective.
The application process for the Detective role is the same as the Degree Holder Entry Programme but has an assessment which focuses on Detective competencies.