Norfolk landscape

Are you a police officer looking for a new challenge?

We are currently looking for experienced Police Officers and Detectives up to and including Sergeants to join teams across the county.

We offer role specific ride-along attachments to anyone expressing an interest to transfer. This gives you the chance to experience policing in Norfolk, the way we work and the expectations we have so you can make an informed decision before joining.

We’ve made some significant changes in recent years as part of our modernisation programme to build a force fit for the future. We’ve made investments in frontline, safeguarding and investigation resources to change the way we work in a digital age.

As a police officer, we think your role is much more than responding to and investigating crime; it’s about reducing the fear of crime and working in partnership with our communities to make a real difference and improve the quality of life for everyone living and working in Norfolk.

Our Chief Constable's vision is to deliver exceptional policing in Norfolk by protecting our communities, building and sustaining trust, and delivering exceptional services.

We are also interested in officers who are currently:

  • Detective Constables who are ICIDP qualified or working towards the qualification 
  • Authorised firearms officers

If you are ambitious and aspire to a diverse policing career in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, come and join us.

For an application pack or general enquiries regarding transfers, email

[email protected]

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Why choose Norfolk?
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Norfolk is the largest county in East Anglia. There’s lots of picturesque countryside, 90 miles of unspoilt beaches and the Broads National Park. It’s home to the city of Norwich, vibrant towns and many attractions. We can offer you job satisfaction combined with a great quality of life.

Norfolk is divided into four policing commands

  • Norwich
  • Broadland & South Norfolk
  • Great Yarmouth & North Norfolk
  • King’s Lynn & Breckland

Find out more about living in Norfolk here.

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Are you eligible?
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We are only accepting applications from experienced officers from Home Office forces who have completed their probationary period and are confirmed in rank.

To apply to transfer to Norfolk Police, you must:

  • Be a police officer in a home office force
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ service left to commit to
  • Hold ‘response driving level’.  If not, a start date if successful will be aligned to a response driving course.  Please note this can in some cases delay by several ‘months’ due to course availability
  • Be able to provide your last two Performance Development Reviews (PDR)
  • Pass the necessary vetting, fitness test and occupational health checks
  • Meet our attendance standards
  • Have no outstanding complaints or disciplinary matters and a history that indicates high professional standard and conduct
  • Be financially solvent
  • Declare any business interests at the time of applying
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How to apply
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The recruitment process will consist of initial application short listing, Professional Standards Department clearance, interview, fitness test, vetting clearance, medical and references. 

If you are ambitious and aspire to a diverse policing career in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, come and join us.

For an application pack or general enquiries regarding transfers, email

[email protected]

Norfolk Police actively promotes an equal opportunities policy. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community.

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Being a Detective in Norfolk
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We're looking for police officers and detectives to join us in our beautiful coastal county. As well as career opportunities to match your ambition, we have miles of unspoilt beaches, the fine city of Norwich, and the world-famous Norfolk Broads. 

As a detective, you'll also have the opportunity to work in our modern new policing hubs in Broadland and Swaffham. Find out more in out short videos below.