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Rejoining Detective Constable - HC37990



Rejoining Detective Constable - HC37990

Locations - Police Investigation Centres in Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight (Newport)

Rank - Substantive Constable with PIP2 qualification

South East Allowance payment applies

Intake Dates:  4th December 2023, 5th February 2024, 15th April 2024




Rejoin Policing in one of our Investigation Teams!

We currently have exciting opportunities available for individuals who have previously been a police officer and served with a UK Police Force but are not in receipt of their pension.

As well as being one of the largest forces in the country, Hampshire has more police officers in front-line roles than average. Policing in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight includes:


  • policing across 1,500 square miles, land which is largely rural but with densely populated cities
  • a significant transport network including the M27 and M3, key rail hubs and two international airports
  • critical national infrastructure sites to keep safe such as the ports in Southampton and Portsmouth as well as crucial oil refineries.


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. Our work on wellbeing is recognised nationally, and the unique challenges we face means there are opportunities beyond those available in many other forces.

Click on the link below to watch what it's like to be a Detective Constable in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary:     

For a description of the personal qualities to be evidenced in your application, please click on the following link:


Please note that you must have been employed by a Home Office Force  in order to apply.  Successful applicants will have to pass a medical screening, vetting and a fitness test and be available to attend a 1 -2  week transferee course.  The length of course will dependant on your skills transfer.   We have courses scheduled throughout 2023 and 2024.  


If you would like to speak to an officer who has recently transferred in to one of Hampshire’s Investigations Teams, please contact our Recruitment Team by emailing: who will put you in touch with one of our Transferee Support Officers.


To apply for this opportunity please click on the button below.  Please do not attach a CV to the candidate profile, complete the application form that is linked to the vacancy.  




To be eligible to re-join Hampshire Constabulary as a Detective Constable you will need to:

  • have been a serving police officer in a Home Office force and have completed the two year probationary period and the Policing Diploma or your forces equivalent qualification and been confirmed as a substantive constable.
  • Hold a PIP2 qualification
  • pass the necessary vetting and occupational health checks
  • pass the basic fitness test, which is a shuttle run (bleep test) to level 5.4 or above and a push / pull test
  • have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application
  • not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) or similar organisation
  • declare any business interest
  • hold a full manual driving licence

Essential Qualifications


  • Have been a competent Constable with PIP2 qualification

Essential documentation required


Please upload your last 2 PDR's (if available), your PIP 2 certificate and evidence of any promotion qualifications (OSPRE or NPPF) to the My Documents section of the form before submitting your application.

Competencies and Personal Qualities


We are Emotionally Aware Level 1

We Analyse Critically  Level 1

We are Collaborative Level 1

We take ownership Level 1



Please note: Our recruitment system uses a character count for your answer on each competency-based question.  If you answer a question and the system states too many characters have been used, please use this online calculator to help reduce the characters and to ensure your answer will fit.  In addition to letters, our system considers spaces, bullet points and other symbols (.”@) as characters.  The character calculator can be found via this link: Character count (

Please do not use MS Word as a character count guide as it does not use HTML like our online system does. 




Contact details for an informal discussion


For role related queries please contact the Force Development Team by emailing:  or by ringing DS Jo Matthews on:  07469 562398 or DC James DICKETY on:  07392 289961


For application queries please either email or call 023 8045 1611.




Please note that the email address you supply when submitting an application will be used for contact throughout the full lifecycle of that vacancy. You will not be able to amend your contact details. You should therefore ensure that you choose an appropriately accessible email address, being mindful that the process may take several months for some roles.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary is an inclusive employer and strives to have a workforce representative of the communities we police and serve. We recognise that we are not fully representative and are working to address this imbalance through a variety of initiatives.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer that positively promotes flexible working, enabling officers and staff to achieve a healthy work-life balance whilst meeting operational requirements of the constabulary. We actively encourage applications to be made on a full time, part time or flexible working basis.

The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary by adopting Positive Action to support people from under-represented groups. Our aim is to recruit talented people with a diverse range of skills and experience and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Positive Action team are available to provide support through the application and assessment process by contacting:

The Disability Confident campaign aims to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that people have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. We will accommodate requests for reasonable adjustments where possible throughout our recruitment and promotions processes and encourage anyone requiring reasonable adjustments to disclose this at the earliest opportunity.

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