National Black Police Association

Detective Opportunities for Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors with Essex Police

Starting salary: National PayScale plus £2,000 South East allowance (or other housing rent allowance).

Are you a Constable, Sergeant or Inspector looking for your next challenge? Perhaps you’re a Detective or are willing to undertake the Detective pathway and looking for opportunities to apply your skills in a new county? If so, consider transferring to be a part of the Essex Police family.

As a Force, we cover over 1,420 square miles with a population of more than 1.8 million people. Essex offers a number of policing opportunities from high density urban areas, airports and seaports to rural community policing.

We are currently recruiting for a variety of roles and promotional opportunities across the county. You will have the opportunity to safeguard vulnerable victims of sexual assault, investigate crimes of child abuse or take ownership of investigations in murder, kidnap or serious and high value fraud.

The right candidates will have an exceptional operational background, outstanding personal qualities and passion for supporting, inspiring and developing people. In return, Essex Police will work with you to understand your skills, motivation, and career aspirations, to provide you with personal and professional growth opportunities.

As a Force, we value difference, and we know we are stronger when we represent the communities we serve. We welcome all applicants and recruit based on a competency framework that gauges role suitability according to experience and transferable skillsets.

To find out more about the opportunities we offer, or to connect with a member of our recruitment team, please contact our Recruitment Team at: or call us on 01245 452234.


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