National Black Police Association

Opportunities for Inspector/Detective Inspector

Starting salary: National Inspector pay scale plus £2,500 South East allowance (or other housing rent allowance).

Essex Police is continuing to grow. We are recruiting for suitably qualified Sergeants/Detective Sergeants who are eligible for promotion and Inspectors/Detective 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 11th May-27th May 2022*

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

Please join our virtual briefing event to find out more:

  • 26th April 2022 1230-1330 “Promotion Process Briefing” – Hear from our Chief Officers to find out what we are looking for and an outline as to the assessment process. You will also be able to hear from our Inspectors about what it is like to work with us. Please note this briefing will be hosted via MS Teams.

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

The closing date for applications to be returned is Midday on 3rd May 2022.

For more information about the positions please contact our HR People Development Team on the above email address.

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 (

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