South Yorkshire Police - Transferee Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors

Force Wide
Full Time


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

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