Police Sergeant Transferee
Type: Permanent Location: North West Organisation: Merseyside Police

Why transfer to Merseyside Police

Policing on Merseyside is dynamic, challenging, rewarding and we take pride in everything we do. We are one of the best performing urban Forces as graded by HMICFRS and our strategy is to put the communities of Merseyside first in all we do. We have a strong focus on continuous improvement with particular emphasis on our approach to Reducing Violence Against Women and Girls; Tackling Serious Organised Crime and County Lines; Enhancing our approach to Diversity and Inclusion; and building trust and legitimacy through our approach to Community Engagement.

Merseyside is one of the smallest geographical forces, but serves a diverse population in a challenging policing area, responding to almost 1 million calls for service per year. During a recent survey from officers who have transferred to Merseyside, they have told us that “we use a modern style of policing” and “they moved to be part of the culture of Merseyside Police as the way we do things lowers demand on response and is something all forces should be looking to move to".

If you are looking for opportunities to further develop your career in a forward thinking, modern Police Force, with an inclusive culture, please find out more about us and apply using the link below.

Our Force Strategy

We are driven by the current Force Strategy 2020-25 and passionately believe that Community First is absolutely the right thing for our communities, for our partners and for Merseyside Police.

We are committed to preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, through our developing approach to preventative policing, in order that we reduce the number of victims particularly for those crimes that cause high harm. We are evolving our approach with the PCC to supporting victims of crime and we are dedicated to bringing more offenders to justice, whilst building in diversionary and preventative approaches. For further information about our new Prevention strand and why we are passionate about this, please visit our Prevention section on our website.

The opportunity to develop your career with us

We are looking for talented officers who have the drive and energy to support the force in providing a policing service that puts our communities at the heart of everything we do. The candidates will be active in their commitment to building a diverse and inclusive force that is representative of our communities. We have recently introduced a new leadership framework that outlines the expected values, behaviours and culture within our Force.

Providing you are confirmed/substantive in rank as a Sergeant, we welcome transferees to join any of our operational/specialist Policing teams within the following strands - Investigations, Protecting Vulnerable People, Criminal Justice, Force Intelligence, Local Policing (Neighbourhood Policing), Matrix (Specialist Uniformed Operations), Prevention and Response & Resolution. The vacancies in the areas may change due to redeployment and reorganisation by the time it comes to posting but we will try and accommodate your preferences wherever possible.

Our Recruitment Process

We have a simple transferee process which includes the following stages:

  • Online Application Form

  • Initial Suitability Check

  • Vetting, Medical, Fitness Test, PDR /Skill verification

  • Final Offer and confirmed start date/posting details

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment, including recruitment. The Police Service welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make reasonable adjustments to the working arrangements and/ or the working environment providing it is possible to do so.

If you have a disability and you require support with your application, please let us know so we can consider and support you with any reasonable adjustments you may require. Should you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the selection process. For further information, please contact the People Services Contact Centre at

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