National Black Police Association

Opportunities for Chief Inspector/Detective Chief Inspector

Starting salary: National Chief Inspector pay-scale plus £2,000 South East allowance (or other housing rent allowance).

Essex Police is continuing to grow. We are recruiting for suitably qualified Inspectors/Detective Inspectors who are eligible for promotion and Chief Inspectors/Detective Chief Inspectors to wish to join us on a level transfer.

We are looking for great leaders, with an exceptional operational background, outstanding personal qualities and a passion for supporting, inspiring and developing people.  Essex Police is made up of different people with the same values. As an inclusive force, we are looking to attract people from all backgrounds.

Essex is a remarkable and diverse county with urban areas just minutes from the capital, international ports and airports and a large rural economy. Our force is made up of loyal, committed, motivated and innovative officers, staff and volunteers. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional outcomes for victims, making the county safer and working with partners and the wider community across Essex.

If successful, you will be key to helping us deliver outstanding performance against the Force Plan and our mission to help people, keep people safe and catch criminals.

Promotion assessments are currently scheduled between 14th June 2021– 2nd July 2021*

During our assessment process you will be required to demonstrate evidence at Level 2 of the national Competency and Values Framework.

Interested to find out more?

Please join our virtual briefing event to find out more:

  • 4th June 2021 1000-1130 “Promotion Process Briefing” – Hear from our Chief Officers to discover what we are looking for from our future leaders and an outline as to the assessment process.

To request an application pack, and to confirm attendance at the above briefing event please email :

If you cannot attend the virtual briefing, you view this advert after the briefing has taken place or you would like to speak to somebody about the opportunities please contact our team as above.

For note, if successful you must also complete the necessary vetting and security checks required for these roles.

*Please note these dates may be subject to change.

We Value Difference

Essex Police is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, attracting people from all backgrounds for our promotion and level transfer opportunities.  Should you be interested in applying, please contact our Positive Action Team ( and register to attend the Positive Action Event on Tuesday 1st June 2021 1300-1400.  This event will be attended by a Chief Officer, Diversity & Inclusion as well as recent transferee to Essex Police.

All briefings will be conducted via Microsoft Teams platform.

The closing date for applications to be returned is 10th June 2021 at 0900hrs

To find out more, including information about our briefing event 4th June 2021, visit us at:

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