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- *ADVERT CLOSED* HUMBERSIDE POLICE - TRANSFEREE VACANCIES - AUTHORISED FIREARMS OFFICER (AFO)

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HUMBERSIDE POLICE - AUTHORISED FIREARMS OFFICERS

Humberside Police have exciting opportunities available for experienced Police Constables to join a forward thinking, modern Police Force who provide a wide range of career opportunities and career development.

Applications are being sought from Authorised Firearms Officers (AFO) who can demonstrate that they are sound decision makers, especially when under pressure, have the ability to negotiate in challenging situations and are effective at diffusing situations.

Your role will be to act as an AFO in support of spontaneous and pre-planned firearms incidents. You will provide appropriate support to commands to enable them to achieve both force and local priorities. 

You will maintain operational currency and competency and adhere to Authorised Professional Practice.  The role of an AFO both locally and nationally continues to evolve in order to effectively tackle both serious and organised crime and terrorism.

AFOs will work in a Specialist Support Team that forms part of the Joint Specialist Operation Unit which is a collaboration between Humberside and South Yorkshire Police.

A role with Humberside Police is an exceptional opportunity to develop your career.

The Humberside Police areas of East Yorkshire, Hull and North/North East Lincolnshire are home to coast, countryside and city.  Unspoilt landscapes, traditional market towns are only a stone’s throw from the city of Kingston Upon Hull that will host the UK City of Culture 2017.

Living in the Humberside Police force area will bring you a variety of benefits.

A great standard of living with affordable housing in whatever environment suits you.  Family life can be accommodated with small towns and villages across the region providing excellent schools, colleges and of course the University of Hull.  There are also plenty of vibrant and lively towns and the city of Kingston Upon Hull.

To be eligible to transfer to Humberside Police, you must:

  • Be a current serving police officer in a Home Office force
  • Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues
  • Have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application.
  • Have successfully completed your probationary period with your Force prior to submitting your application

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to a competency based interview.  Humberside Police test officers on the Police Professional Framework (PPF).

Please see attached PPF document and FAQ’s.

Those successful at interview will be required to undergo the following checks before appointment:

  • Vetting
  • Medical
  • Drugs & Bio-Metrics
  • Fitness
  • References
  • Misconduct


For informal enquiries, please contact the Recruiting Team on Tel: 0114 2197000 or at policerecruit@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

We have a strong commitment to equality and diversity both within the organisation and in the service we provide. Our aim is to promote and achieve a fully inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

In order to provide a high level of service, we encourage applications from under-represented groups and we are proud to pursue a policy of ‘positive action’ in an attempt to achieve this.

When you have submitted your application, please also email a copy of your full Police training record to: policerecruit@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

Closing Date: 30th June 2017

This opportunity is closed to applications.