Police Transferee Investigator/ Detective Opportunities

Transferee Campaign
Full Time
Bridgwater Police Centre- TA6 4RR, Bristol, Concorde House- BS16 7FH, Bristol, Kenneth Steele House- BS2 0TQ, Yeovil, Brympton Way- BA20 2HT

£28,551 - £46,044

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

31/12/2024, 23:55

This vacancy is specifically for Substantive Detective Constables to transfer from their current force to Avon and Somerset Police

If you are not a qualified Detective Constable please refer to our website for opportunities you can apply for.

Here at Avon and Somerset Police we help our communities when they need us the most, and our colleagues are motivated to ensure that the best support is given to people during the most difficult times in their lives.

We are currently looking for enthused, tenacious and passionate Detective Constables who have passed the NIE to expand our Criminal Investigations Teams focusing mainly on the following areas: 

  • Core Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) teams – investigating crimes ranging from assaults through to attempted murder, tackling threats to life from organised crime groups and finding missing people at the highest risk of harm. 
  • Operation Bluestone – working with partners to identify, target and bring to justice perpetrators of Rape and Serious Sexual Offences, while providing an outstanding level of care and support to victims.

Our Chief Constable Sarah Crew is the national lead for sexual violence against Women and girls, and our passionate RASSO investigators are leading the way, with pioneering offender-based investigations. 

You will need to be driven and determined to make a difference and we are looking for people who are curious and are not afraid to ask those key questions and be patient to gather all the evidence, what you bring to this role will change people’s lives.  

Why Avon & Somerset Police?

Our organisation area is vast, covering over 1,855 Square miles and serving nearly 1.7 million residents.

We service an international airport flying to over 130 destinations, miles of picturesque coastline, a huge network of roads, a vast number of towns and rural villages and not forgetting the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Bristol and the world renowned, cultural spa city of Bath. 

These all produce a challenging, lively and diverse policing environment. In addition the night time economy in many of these areas makes us a truly 24/7 service. Across all of this expanse our focus always is to provide outstanding policing for everyone.

There really is something for everyone in Avon and Somerset making it a fantastic place to live and work.  

We have so many amazing days out and events across our patch, the international Balloon fiesta attracts over 500,000 visitors each year and is simply breath taking to watch.  We have great seaside days out in places like Weston Super Mare, Burnham and Brean and let’s not forget all of the historical and cultural attractions on our door step.

If you are more enticed by the hustle and bustle there is a huge array of events and opportunities such as Glastonbury Festival, Championship football matches, carnivals and a continuously growing music and show scene.  There are also numerous opportunities to get involved celebrating the diversity across Avon and Somerset with events such as the famous St Paul’s Carnival and numerous pride events throughout the region with the Bristol event being ranked in the top 30 of Global world pride events.

We have a host of award-winning schools, colleges and universities including UWE and the University of Bath, these offer excellent opportunities for those students looking to take that next step.


Our Investigative team have bases in both the North and South of the force area.  The North hubs being in Bristol at Kenneth Steele House and Concorde House and the South being at Bridgwater and Yeovil.

Please ensure that when you are selecting your location preferences that you only select from the above 4 bases.  Although we will always take your preferences into consideration the post you are offered will depend on organisational demands and needs at the time of offer.  

Please note that at present our demand sits largely in the South of the force area (Bridgwater or Yeovil).  This is under continuous review and is subject to change.  

Please note that our specialist teams for Child Protection and Adult Sexual are based predominately in Bridgwater and Kenneth Steele House.

You can be the difference to so many….could you be the difference we are looking for?

If you are not yet ready to transfer or would like more information please contact TalentTransferees@avonandsomerset.police.uk

About us

Diversity is a strength and individuality is an asset.

We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

Find out more about our benefits and culture

Click the video link below to see why our colleagues feel they can "Be the Difference"

Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes.

Please ensure you allow time to complete your application fully as part complete pages do not save.  

If the role has evidence questions you may wish to save these remotely and paste your answers into the boxes at time of submission.