About Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

We are one of the biggest forces in the country, delivering policing services to the people of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. We've retained a strong neighbourhood policing approach and have a wide variety of roles and career paths available. We value and invest in staff health and wellbeing because we know that only people who are well looked after can give the public the best possible protection. There are lots of ways to join our family, and many of those who join as call handlers, volunteers and detention officers go on to other roles. We’ve got at least one PCSO who has gone on to be a fire arms officer, and welcome people from the widest range of communities.

Hampshire is one of the most interesting places in the UK to police with national infrastructure, ports, four motorways, and a real mix of urban and rural challenges. Our size means there are always opportunities to progress, and our strategic importance makes us a player on the national policing stage. Our Chief Constable Scott Chilton started as a PC, patrolling the streets of Cosham in Hampshire. He is now not only chief but also the national lead for Investigations.

We need people with the widest possible range of skills and the unique challenges we face means there are opportunities beyond those available in many other forces. One recent example is the work of our Joint Operations Unit. This is shared with Thames Valley Police and was recently shortlisted for the World Policing Awards for leading police operations for Royal Weddings and the D-Day 75 commemoration in Portsmouth, ensuring the safety of local communities and world leaders.