Transferees and direct entry

Transfer to SYP and join our quest to be the best

South Yorkshire Police is on a ‘quest to be the best’. Can you bring your skills to our organisation and help us continue to progress? We’re seeking a number of high-calibre transferees to join us from other Home Office forces.

We aim to attract Constables and Sergeants to directly transfer into a number of roles including Detectives, Safeguarding, Firearms, Neighbourhood Policing & Response.

This is your opportunity to join talented, committed colleagues at our forward-thinking police force, and to use your skills and knowledge to help us achieve our ambitions.

Chief Constable Stephen Watson said: “If you are a serving officer who has the energy and enthusiasm to help with South Yorkshire Police’s mission to be the best force in the country, we are eager to hear from you.

“Good policing makes a real difference to people’s lives and brings about a deep sense of job satisfaction. Our officers are valued members of the community and those who choose to transfer to South Yorkshire will likely find their role will be challenging, but also very rewarding.

“We’re seeking compassionate people who are resilient and can readily adapt to quickly changing circumstances. In return, we offer a stimulating environment and broad opportunities for career progression.”

PC Christina Coyne transferred to South Yorkshire from the Metropolitan Police in 2016. Hear more from her here:

Hear more from our Chief Constable in this video.

For many serving officers, this could provide a great new challenge in a great new location. Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham offer the challenges of urban policing and the attractions of city life, while the Peak District on our doorstep presents rural duties, alongside recreational activities while off duty.

Over the next few months, South Yorkshire Police will publish case studies from current officers who have transferred from other forces for various reasons, including for family and quality of life.

For further information regarding transferring to South Yorkshire Police and how to apply, please click here

For further information regarding transferring for authorised fireams officers, please click here

Read our Frequently Asked Questions here.


We're looking for two Direct Entry Inspectors

The roles are being offered as part of the College of Policing ‘Lead Beyond’ initiative. You can find out more about it and apply by clicking here
The initiative aims to attract talented applicants from outside and inside the police service to work as Inspectors in South Yorkshire.
Successful applicants will be given the training and support needed to make the transition to be an operational leader in the police service.

Superintendent Paul Clements was a senior manager at the Bank of England. He then became a Superintendent with City Police. Hear from him in this video. 

Read the Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here