The police service is committed to maintaining the highest levels of honesty and integrity and to preventing corrupt, dishonest, unethical or unprofessional behaviour. Vetting helps support this, reducing the risks of unauthorised disclosure or loss of sensitive police information.
Public confidence in the police is crucial, particularly as we "police by consent." Public confidence in policing depends on officers, staff, specials and volunteers demonstrating the highest standards of personal and professional behaviour.
The public must have confidence that police vetting processes are effective in identifying those who might pose a risk to the community. The police service must also be alive to the threat from organised crime groups and others who might try to gain access to police systems and intelligence.
Vetting helps identify people who are unsuitable to work in the police service. This includes those who are unsuitable through criminal activity or association, those who have a clear lack of honesty and those who are financially vulnerable.
Vetting helps us to maintain a healthy organisation.
Please note the following is provided as guidance and any successful application is assessed on a case by case basis and is subject to an individual successfully passing vetting.
The Chief Constable reserves the right to reject any application.
Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to disclose any previous offences or similar so that our recruitment officer may advise whether you are unsuitable for the role before progressing onto the next stage.
If you successfully pass the assessment centre stage, you will undertake full vetting where we look at all offences on a case by case basis.
If you would like to discuss your eligibility further with the vetting team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to advise you.
Applicants who are employed in the following roles will not be eligible for selection:
*Applicants in these roles may be eligible at the discretion of the Special Recruitment Manager or Chief Officer and will require written support from their respective employers, Chief Officer, Governor or local NHS Trust. Applicants may also be required to produce a copy of their job description for consideration by the recruitment manager:
All applicants must have been resident in the UK for the last three years without break to meet the residency criteria.
If your residency abroad involved work with The British Armed Forces or on UK Government Service then you would still be considered to have been resident in the UK.
Applicants will not be considered if they have an existing:-
Or have been declared bankrupt in the last three years.