Date published: 24 May 2022 15:01

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Join a forward thinking, modern Police Force with the ambition to be the best Force in the Country.  With an inspiring leadership team, we can provide a wide range of career development opportunities.

From rugged and breath taking countryside to buzzing urban areas, South Yorkshire offers some of the UK’s best shopping, family attractions and nightlife.  The force area covers the city of Sheffield and the neighbouring town of Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley, with excellent transport links around the country.

You can be the difference.  Reflecting all of our communities is important to South Yorkshire Police, which is why we are looking for talented individuals to reflect the communities we serve.

If you would like to take the challenge and have what it takes to make a real difference to peoples’ lives, we want to hear from you.

We have opportunities for Constables in a number of roles including: ARVO's, Detectives, Safeguarding, Neighbourhood Policing and Response.

Detective Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors must be PIP 2 accredited with relevant experience in the investigation of serious and complex crime.

South Yorkshire Police offer relocation/removal expenses of up to a maximum of £8,000 to transferring officers who live outside the force area and at least 50 miles from their permanent place of work.


To be eligible to transfer you must:

  • Be a current serving police officer in a Home Office force  (Officers from British Transport Police , Police Service Northern Ireland, Police of Scotland & Ministry of Defence are assessed on a case by case basis)
  • Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues
  • Have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application
  • Must have successfully completed your probationary period with your Force prior to submitting your application.
  • Must have completed the Initial Police Learning Development Programme (IPLDP).

Application Process

To apply, please complete the online application form. Once submitted, please also email a copy of your full training record, your 2 most recent PDR’s, photographs of any additional tattoos and a completed copy of the attached training checklist.  For specialist roles you will also be required to provide evidence of any relevant qualifications. Please email these documents to

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to a competency based interview, based on the Competency & Values Framework for Policing (CVF).

Successful applicants will then be guided through the transferee process and will be required to undergo the following checks:

  • Vetting
  • Medical Assessment & Fitness Test
  • Drugs & Bio-Metrics
  • References
  • Sickness Criteria
  • Misconduct
  • Tattoos

Your posting will be dependent on your individual preference and operational requirement.  Whilst every effort will be made to meet your individual preference this cannot be guaranteed.

For informal enquiries, please contact Talent Acquisition Manager, Michelle Webster at

Further information

SYP offer relocation and removal expenses up to a maximum of £8000, to transferring officers currently living outside of the force area and at least 50 miles from their permanent place of work.

In addition, we offer workplace support including a positive health & wellbeing policy, reward leave along with a compassionate application of dependants leave.

South Yorkshire is a culturally diverse area and to ensure that our service is fully representative of the communities we serve we welcome applications from all under-represented groups and individuals wishing to work part time.

Please see attachments for FAQ’s & Guidance Notes

Closing date for applications: Saturday 31st December 2022

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Expressions of interest are invited for the role of Chief Officer within the Special Constabulary.

South Yorkshire Police Special Constabulary has undergone significant strategic changes and revitalisation, and the SLG have now approved the appointment of a new Chief Officer.

This will be a stretching and demanding role for the successful candidate, to drive forward a wide range of developments in line with the proposed College of Policing National Strategy and the South Yorkshire Police Plan on a Page.  You will be responsible for the motivation, retention, and the delivery of excellence, throughout the ranks of the Special Constabulary. There will be an expectation that the successful candidate will work alongside and report to the Citizens in Policing (CIP) Lead for South Yorkshire Police.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be an existing Special Constable holding the substantive rank of Special Chief Inspector
  • Must have attended the SC Senior Leadership Programme with the College of Policing as a minimum standard for selection for this post.
  • Have a strategic awareness of current and proposed developments around the Special Constabulary, both regionally and nationally is critical to this role.
  • Have a broad range of experience of operating at a senior level in another organisation would be an advantage.

A transparent and competitive selection process, involving a presentation on a topical area and a structured interview will be ensured.


For further information about the role, please contact: Chief Officer, Stephen Merrett on 01709 832372 or 07733 306255.

How to apply

Expression of Interest:

To apply for this post, please email your expression of interest to DCC Tim Forber at

Further Information:

Applicants must meet the minimum residency criteria, which sets out the timescales that an applicant has been resident in the UK for, immediately prior to appointment.  A minimum residency period of 3 years has been identified for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.  The level of vetting for this post has been determined as Management Check Level.

Closing Date:

Thursday 2nd June 2022.

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made with the Talent Acquisition Manager and the Line Manager for the role.