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Transferring to North Yorkshire Police

Getting the balance of knowledge and experience right in our workforce is really important, so for some roles we actively recruit transferees from other Forces.

Opportunities for experienced officers

We are currently accepting applications to transfer to North Yorkshire Police at Constable rank.

Detective Constables – York and Scarborough – Click here

Uniformed Police Constables – Scarborough – Click here

Authorised Firearms Officers / National Firearms Instructors – Tadcaster – Click here


Positive Action

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from women, black and minority ethnic candidates and candidates from the LGBT community as members of these groups are currently under-represented in this role. All appointments will be based on merit.

For assistance, please email our Positive Action Coordinators at positiveaction@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk


To be eligible to transfer to North Yorkshire Police, you will:

  • Be currently serving at the rank of constable in a recognised Home Office police force
  • Have successfully completed the full IPDLP training programme
  • Have successfully completed your probationary period
  • Have an acceptable performance, attendance and disciplinary record


  • Annual leave entitlement of 22 days rising to 30 days with service
  • Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, to promote a healthy work-life balance
  • Employee benefits and discounts through Upbeat, which gives you access to special offers and discounts on a whole range of things – from holidays, to groceries.
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers

Recruitment process

1 – Application Form

Application forms can be completed from our vacancies website and will be shortlisted based on your competence, motivation and eligibility to apply.

2 – Assessment

Successful candidates will be invited to take a formal assessment, which will include a competency based interview based on the activities, behaviours and essential criteria from the role profile. The Practical Operational Assessment will vary but usually compromises of a test exercise.

3 – Medical assessment

4 – Fitness tests
All applicants must complete bleep test to a minimum of level 5.4.
Authorised Firearms Officers are required to complete bleep test to level 9.4

5 – Pre-employment checks – vetting, references, biometric vetting and sickness/absence 

6 – Holding list, unconditional offer and starting with North Yorkshire Police

Successful candidates will be placed onto a transferee holding list for up to twelve months and may be considered for upcoming vacancies across our force area. Once a suitable vacancy arises, applicants will be given an unconditional offer of employment and a start date for your training.

Postings will be made in line with our organisational needs at the time of your application, we will of course take into account your skills, experience and home address.


For further information regarding transferring to North Yorkshire Police, please contact our HR Talent and Resourcing Team:

Call       01609 643522
Email    HRTalent&Resourcing@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk