Explore your potential with Northamptonshire Police. Opportunities now for detective constables, sergeants and police constables.

Northamptonshire is unique. If you’re looking to develop your career and uncover new challenges, then Northamptonshire Police is the place to be. We are a diverse organisation both internally and geographically.

Here, you will find breath-taking countryside and the usual rural crime which it brings, contrasted with vibrant urban towns dealing with metropolitan issues.

As a county force that prides itself in being family friendly and holding wellbeing high on the agenda, you can benefit from the luxuries of affordable housing and a challenging career. The county is well situated for commuting easily and conveniently with direct rail links to London and Birmingham. It also sits snugly surrounded by Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Thames Valley and Warwickshire.

We offer an exciting range of career paths and specialisms, with great promotion opportunities. Should you take the decision to join our ranks, we will work with you to understand your skill-set and what best meets your needs and ours, including negotiating a suitable start date.

Not only are we at the cutting-edge of developing our technology, but we’re also trailblazing our joint working with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue and the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office.

Don’t just take our word for it. See it with your own eyes. Join us now to see how we can help you develop your career in a dynamic force.


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Step up your career at a progressive Force. We need leaders and team players for smarter, more connected policing.


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Step up your career at a progressive Force. We lead, not follow. We believe in creating a stable environment that supports autonomy and balance.


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Step up your career at a progressive Force. We’re using smart technology and more connected intelligence to better serve Northamptonshire.


Detective constables - We are looking for detective constables or those working towards their Initial Crime Investigation Development Programme (ICIDP) or National Investigators Exam (NIE), to join us in fighting crime and protecting people.

Sergeants and constables -  We’re looking for trained officers from other Home Office forces who have passed their probationary period and are substantive in rank, with outstanding communication skills, and a genuine passion for providing high-quality policing.

To get tailored careers advice, support and one-to-one guidance through the recruitment process, you can access our recruitment team directly by emailing [email protected] or calling 101, extension 342401.

Current vacancies

We are currently not accepting applications for transferees. You can however, express an interest and we will contact you when we reopen. Email us at [email protected]