Our Force Control Room (FCR) is the beating heart of policing in Northamptonshire.

Answering emergency 999 calls and non-emergency 101 calls, as well as sending police officers to incidents across the county, our FCR operators are hard at work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

Based at Force Headquarters at Wootton Hall, Northampton, the team takes an average of 1,200 calls a day – and no two are the same. One minute you could be taking the details of a stolen vehicle, the next you may be sending officers to a report of an armed robbery.

Life in the FCR can be challenging and pressured, but it is also a hugely rewarding place to work. Knowing you have helped someone at one of the worst times in their life is incredibly satisfying, so if you think you’ve got what it takes to join our dedicated team, check out our current vacancies using the link below.


Current vacancies

Use the link below to see current vacancies with Northamptonshire Police.

View current vacancies

Life in the Force Control Room

Vicky Bayley is one of our FCR operatives. She spends each shift taking both 101 and 999 calls from the public.

Read an insight into the job and why she loves it.

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Alexandra Rowles is one of our FCR dispatch operatives. She spends each shift deploying police officers to calls from the public.

Read an insight into her job and why she loves it.

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Find out more

To get tailored careers advice, support and one-to-one guidance through the recruitment process, you can access our Hub. This is an enhanced recruitment service available at police headquarters and accessible to the public.

Those wishing to access the Hub must arrange an appointment to visit Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, by emailing [email protected] or calling 101, extension 342401.

The service is accessible Monday to Friday between 11am and 2pm or 4pm and 5pm. Members of the public should report to reception for their pre-arranged appointment with proof of ID.

You can also ask any questions about a career with Northamptonshire Police, or to express an interest outside of an application window, by emailing [email protected]