Thames Valley Police jobs
Thames Valley Police jobs
Do you think differently? Do you want a meaningful career that improves the lives of those around you, a career where no two days are the same?
If so, you may be eligible to join a Police Now award-winning two-year national graduate programme. This is a unique opportunity to join the police through one of our Times Top 100 graduate schemes which offer personal support and advice, training and development.
Society needs police officers as diverse as the communities they serve across the Thames Valley region, to improve the lives of those around them. We need people like you to bring the diversity of your experiences to make a positive and lasting difference in Thames Valley and to the communities challenged by crime.
Be an influencer
Want to influence with purpose? To promote something so important it stops crime and saves lives?
You can use your story, your background, and your degree in a career where engagement really matters. Influence for generations as a neighbourhood police officer.
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Thames Valley Police careers
Thames Valley Police is the largest non-metropolitan police force in England and Wales. Serving diverse populations across three counties: Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, the force serves over 2.34 million people.
The whole area served is over 2,200 square miles and is split into 11 policing areas: Cherwell and West, Oxfordshire, Aylesbury Vale, Milton Keynes, Oxford, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse, South Buckinghamshire, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead, Bracknell and Wokingham, Reading, West Berkshire.
The population has grown by ten percent in the last ten years and the force is also responsible for policing 196 miles of motorway.
Working closely with neighbouring forces, Thames Valley Police have shared a Joint Operations Unit (JOU) with Hampshire Constabulary since 2011. The JOU includes the roads policing unit, dogs unit, firearms capability, mounted unit, operational support and marine unit.
Thames Valley Police also collaborates on a regional basis for Counter Terrorism (Counter Terrorism Policing South East) and Serious and Organised Crime (South East Region Organised Crime Unit). For these regional structures we work with the forces of Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex.
Through our partnership with Thames Valley Police, we have recruited, trained and developed 105 graduates to become neighbourhood police officers and detectives on our national graduate programmes.
Why join Thames Valley Police with Police Now?
By joining Thames Valley Police through Police Now’s national graduate programmes, you’ll benefit from our unique training and development designed to progress your career and your impact in policing:
I've got no interest really in leaving the police now. It's definitely career that I want to stay with for the rest of my working life. The opportunities that get presented within the police are so vast you probably don't even know all the opportunities that exist.
I've been really fulfilled and rewarded by being given the opportunity to not just join the police, but going through the Police Now route that I have gone through, just because you get exposed to so many different parts of the organisation really early on, and that allows you to understand the roles, and that gives you an awareness of all the necessary skills, and that allows you to become a good detective from day one.
Thames Valley Police graduate scheme
We are looking for graduates to join Thames Valley Police through our national graduate programmes.
National Graduate Leadership Programme
National Detective Programme
Thames Valley Police recruitment
Our focus on diversity and inclusion
Thames Valley Police are committed to promoting equality within their workforce, removing all forms of discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity for all.
Thames Valley is home to a diverse set of communities and the force understands the importance of making sure their workforce reflects this diversity.
Tary Kufa | Detective Constable
Different people bring different perspectives which help us develop better understanding and learning, leading to new ideas and solutions to the challenging social issues that we face on a daily basis.
We aspire and are working hard towards having a police force that truly reflects the communities we serve.
Our region is increasingly diverse and it is important our workforce reflects this, ensuring our officers, staff and volunteers are approachable and relatable to our communities.
Are you eligible to apply?
Before you submit an application, we would encourage you to check if you would be eligible.
Our entry criteria follow national standards for new police officers. Take a look at the full details to make sure you are eligible before applying to Thames Valley Police.
How to apply
You want a career where you can make an impact. Are you prepared to start the application process?
Before you apply, make sure to thoroughly read this information and have everything you need to start your journey.
Find out how to apply for Thames Valley Police and the stages you’ll go through to join Police Now.
Making an impact with Thames Valley Police
New neighbourhood police officers join Thames Valley Police Monday 18 September 2023 Police Now officers joining Thames Valley Police, National Graduate Leadership Programme 2023. (Photo
Police Now academy: Abdullah Rafie, Thames Valley Police National Graduate Leadership Programme 2022 Abdullah Rafie launched his career as a neighbourhood police officer on Monday
Police Now detective uncovers nation-wide fraud scheme Friday 26 August 2022 Detective Constable Katie Jiggens, who joined Thames Valley Police in 2021 via Police Now’s