Current Transferee Police Officer Roles

West Yorkshire Police has the following transfer opportunities currently available :

  • Chief Inspectors / Detective Chief Inspectors on promotion or level transfer
  • Constables / Detective Constables on transfer / Constable re-joins



Inspector - Chief Inspector / Detective Chief Inspector

(and opportunities for level transfer in the rank of Chief Inspector / Detective Chief Inspector)

Ref : CHINSP01

West Yorkshire Police is seeking outstanding officers who want to be a part of our Force in the rank of Chief Inspector or Detective Chief Inspector.

One of the most critical responsibilities of any senior leadership team is to select and develop the leaders of the future. West Yorkshire Police recognises that you are unique and we want to use your individual and significant experience to help us to effectively serve our communities and achieve our vision.

We are seeking dynamic, innovative and operationally credible leaders who are committed to enhancing service delivery. You will be truly committed and passionate about leading your teams and developing key partnerships to ensure that we continue to reduce crime and win the trust and confidence of the people we serve.

This promotion process offers you the opportunity to join one of the most forward thinking Police Forces in the country. This opportunity is open to existing Chief Inspectors wishing to undertake a level transfer to West Yorkshire Police or substantive Inspectors seeking promotion to Chief Inspector/Detective Chief Inspector.  Officers who wish to be considered for promotion, or level transfer, to the role of Detective Chief Inspector must hold Detective PIP accreditation, or be working towards this.

West Yorkshire Police continue to demonstrate commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, both for our people and the communities we serve and we particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. Candidates must meet the Force Attendance Standard at the closing date of the advertisement and at any subsequent date of promotion/posting. 

Candidates will be expected to submit an application form which is able to withstand the rigours of any short-listing requirement.  The subsequent process will comprise presentation and interview.  Further details in relation to this will be provided in due course.  However, it should be noted that the College of Policing Competency and Values Framework (CVF) will be applied during all aspects of the process.

Applicants should also ensure that their Officer Safety Training (OST) accreditation is in date.

The promotion process for Chief Inspector/Detective Chief Inspector will be held during W/C 2nd November 2020. The Application form is available via the below link.

Completed applications should be scanned and emailed to [email protected] no later than 23.55 hours on 7th October 2020

Please quote reference CHINSP01  in the subject title of your email.


Important Candidate Information

During the application process, candidates will complete an application form which is restricted to a specific word count. This form may be assessed for shortlisting purposes.

During the assessment process, promotion candidates will have a specific time period during which they will prepare a presentation topic, using flip charts to assist their presentation. Then they will deliver the presentation, which is timed. Immediately after this, the interview will commence.

Should anyone consider that they have a disability including a specific learning difficulty, for example, dyslexia, which might cause them to be disadvantaged during the application and/or assessment process as described above, please would they advise by completing the section on the application form. The application form should then be submitted, together with copies of any reports or certificates that relate to the condition (If not submitted before). Alternatively, individuals may wish to contact Resourcing on 01924 292269 to discuss any questions they might have.

Any issues raised will be considered before candidates enter the assessment process so that appropriate adjustments may be made. Please be assured that the information supplied will be used only to ensure that logistics are put in place for the assessment process, and will be treated in the strictest confidence.




Transferee Police Constables – Uniformed and Specialist Officers

Ref : TR01 

West Yorkshire Police, the fourth largest Force in England and Wales, are committed to making our communities safe and feeling safer.

Our Force serves a population of more than 2 million people, across a physical area of 780 square miles covering five metropolitan districts, combining busy cities and towns with quiet villages and picturesque rural locations. The people are similarly varied and represent a diverse range of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds.

By better aligning our teams to meet the demands and requirements of our communities, it enables us to deliver the best possible service to the public.

We are seeking the highest quality officers and welcome those who are looking for an environment in which appropriate skills and experience will be fully utilised.

West Yorkshire Police are currently inviting applications from experienced Police Constables, wishing to undertake a level transfer. We also welcome applications from former officers wishing to re-join the police service who will have had no more than five years’ absence at the date of re-joining.

We have immediate opportunities for officers in Response and Neighbourhood Policing. Additionally, if you have the skills and experience for a specialist role within areas such as Investigation, Control Room, Roads Policing, Collision Investigation and Firearms and Operations Support, we would like to hear from you. If you wish to transfer to us in a role that is the same, or similar, to the one you currently occupy, we will certainly look into whether this is feasible.

If you have an excellent attendance record, are high-performing and are searching for a new challenge, then West Yorkshire could be the Force for you.

Officers wishing to transfer to West Yorkshire from non-Home Office Forces should contact the Resourcing Department on 01924 295379 to discuss their individual application.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

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