Explore your potential with Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police puts the public and the communities we serve at the heart of all we do. Ours is a great county to live in, and a great county to police.

Our force mission is ‘Fighting crime, protecting people’, and we are focussed on taking the fight back to criminals, while providing a public service which cares for and supports those who need it, when they need it.

Detective transferees


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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.

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.

To get tailored careers advice, support and one-to-one guidance through the recruitment process, you can access our recruitment team directly by emailing recruitment@northants.pnn.police.uk or calling 101, extension 342401.

Current vacancies

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

View current vacancies

Constable transferees

If you’re a police constable with another force and have what it takes to join our team, we want to hear from you.

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.

We offer excellent career progression opportunities for both internal and external candidates.

Whether you already work for the force, or are looking to transfer here, contact us to find out more about our current promotion opportunities.

To get tailored careers advice, support and one-to-one guidance through the recruitment process, you can access our recruitment team directly by emailing recruitment@northants.pnn.police.uk or calling 101, extension 342401.