Transferees - Police Constable

Reference : TR05

Location : Forcewide

Multiple posts available

West Yorkshire Police is currently inviting applications from experienced Police Constables, wishing to undertake a level transfer. We also welcome applications from former officers wishing to re-join the police service who will ideally have had no more than five years’ absence at the date of re-joining.

West Yorkshire Police, the fourth largest Force in England and Wales, are committed to making our communities safe and feeling safer.

Our Force serves a population of more than two million people, across a physical area of 780 square miles covering five metropolitan districts, combining busy cities and towns with quiet villages and picturesque rural locations. The people are similarly varied and represent a diverse range of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds.

By better aligning our teams to meet the demands and requirements of our communities, it enables us to deliver the best possible service to the public.

We are seeking the highest quality officers and welcome those who are looking for an environment in which appropriate skills and experience will be fully utilised.

We have immediate opportunities for officers in Response and Neighbourhood Policing. Additionally, if you have the skills and experience for a specialist role within areas such as Investigation, Control Room, Roads Policing, Collision Investigation and Firearms and Operations Support, we would like to hear from you. If you wish to transfer to us in a role that is the same, or similar, to the one you currently occupy, we will certainly look into whether this is feasible.

If you have an excellent attendance record, are high-performing and are searching for a new challenge, then West Yorkshire could be the Force for you.

Officers wishing to transfer to West Yorkshire from non-Home Office Forces should contact the Resourcing Department on 01924 295379 to discuss their individual application.

Applications will be considered after the point of submission.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.


Transferees - Detective Constables / Trainee Investigators / Police Constables - Safeguarding

Reference : TR06

Location : Forcewide

Permanent vacancy and to create a succession plan

West Yorkshire Police has completed a force-wide Safeguarding review and secured an uplift of 65 constable roles across all five district Safeguarding units to improve our service to vulnerable victims across the county.

We invite applications from Detective Constables, Trainee Investigators and Police Constables who aspire to complete the ICIDP programme. You must have completed your probationary period and have a satisfactory PDR, if applicable, by the closing date of the advert.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to protecting vulnerable people by providing bespoke investigation teams that focus on Child Protection, Adult Protection and combatting Domestic abuse. We seek officers who want to develop their investigative skills in demanding and rewarding roles in the following three areas:


Child Safeguarding Investigation Teams (CSIT)

You will undertake serious and complex investigations in relation to children in:

  • Recent and non-recent serious sexual offences against children
  • Child neglect
  • Serious assaults and non-accidental injuries to children where people with parental responsibility are implicated
  • Offences committed in positions of trust against children

In addition, you will be able to:

  • Work well with partner agencies
  • Provide district officers with guidance and advice around child safeguarding issues

You must have the aptitude and ambition to complete the SCAIDP course and portfolio – 40 hours of protected time is offered to all officers to complete their portfolios.

DS Askew from CSIT in Kirklees states

"I have worked in the unit since 2008 and I have never wanted to leave. The department consistently achieves lengthy custodial sentences for perpetrators of child abuse. In Kirklees alone we have reached over 200 years of custodial sentences in the last year. The work is so varied, and every day can be a different challenge. We do the work for the victims and to protect future victims from suspects that harm children. I have never been bored despite my length of time in the department and look forward to coming into work every day."


Adult Safeguarding Investigation Teams (ASIT)

The successful candidate will be required to undertake serious and complex investigations in relation to adults in the following areas:

  • Rape and Serious sexual offences
  • Adult victims subjected to abuse within a care home setting
  • Vulnerable adults lacking capacity subjected to abuse
  • Victims of honour-based abuse
  • Human Trafficking and modern-day slavery
  • Domestic abuse*

In addition, you will be able to:

  • Work effectively with partner agencies
  • Provide district officers with guidance and advice around adult safeguarding issues

*Calderdale and Wakefield districts have combined Adult and Domestic Abuse Investigation Teams (ADAIT)

DS Nicola Hewitt from Wakefield ADAIT says

"Back in 2017 I started in safeguarding as a trainee investigator and as a newly qualified DS I requested to come back. Safeguarding is so much more than domestic violence; it is providing a voice for vulnerable adults and children. It’s having the ability to put a stop to years of terror, unnecessary suffering and being part of an effective support network for victims from all walks of life.
Every day brings with it new challenges which will advance your skill set enabling you to conduct successful prosecutions against perpetrators. Safeguarding is without a doubt the most rewarding department that you will ever have the opportunity to work in and make the most difference."


Domestic Abuse Investigation Teams (DAIT)

The successful candidate will be required to undertake serious and complex investigations in relation to domestic abuse offences in the following areas:

  • Section 18 assaults
  • Sexual offences
  • Public Order offences
  • Honour-based violence
  • Domestic servitude

In addition, you will be able to:

  • Work effectively with partner agencies
  • Provide district officers with guidance and advice around adult safeguarding issues

DS Rebekah Tester says

"I have worked in Leeds DAT since transferring to the Force in 2020 and I have been hugely impressed with the work that the department does and the results that have been achieved. We investigate a wide range of offences. In my team alone we have had a number of charges and convictions for kidnapping, arson and GBH. Many of the domestic abusers, that have been processed by my team, have received significant custodial sentences. The work DAIT carry out around evidence led prosecutions has successfully safeguarded many vulnerable victims and their families. I am hugely proud of my team, the work they do and the results they achieve."


The intention is that all investigation teams are working towards implementing agile working over the next 2 years.

Your application form should also include why you are applying for the post and evidence why you believe you are suitable and include any preference for role or district posting.

Appointment will be subject to the standard transfer application process; interview and satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Applications will be considered after the point of submission.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last 5 years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused on the grounds that it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

Click here for a detailed description of the Competency and Values levels required. This document will assist you in completing the Evidence of Achievement section of the application form.



Police Constable - Cyber Crime Investigator (Technical) Regional Cyber Crime Unit

Reference : PRC282

Location : Wakefield

Secondment until 31st March 2022


This vacancy is a regional role, advertised by West Yorkshire Police, open to Substantive Constables in the four forces and subject to West Yorkshire recruitment and selection protocols.

This will be a posting for West Yorkshire Police officers and a secondment if from the Regional Forces. As this is a secondment you will require permission from your current Force in order to be eligible to apply. 


Applications are invited from substantive Police Constables, who have completed their 2 year probationary period by the closing date of this advert. 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a Constable to join the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit (YHRCCU), working predominately in our dedicated, specialist Regional Digital Forensics Unit (R/DFU). 

Working in collaboration with the National Cyber Crime Unit (part of the NCA), other Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCU) and Force Cyber/DFU teams you will plan and carry out reactive and proactive digital forensic investigations in order to detect, deter and disrupt the most serious incidents of computer and network based activity posing a regional and national threat. 

Our R/DFU also service a customer base beyond cyber-crime, therefore the successful candidate will also be supporting investigations across other Regional Serious and Organised Criminality (SOC) threat areas, such as Operations, UCOL, Economic Crime, CSEA and MDSHT. 

Whilst previous experience in a cyber, DMI and /or DFU environment would be desirable it is not essential. However, a keen interest in the subject matter would be advantageous and help towards the completion of relevant advanced cyber and DF training courses.

Further details of the key outputs can be found in the role profile

Applications are welcome from officers with diverse backgrounds and this role is well suited to officers with an investigative and innovative mindset, someone with a keen interest in emerging trends, threats, methodologies, enablers and terminology.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to develop and articulate clear and concise, technical/data/digital strategies to a variety of audiences.

Equally, the ability to plan and organise in collaboration with partners to ensure timely, meaningful and current information is delivered and disseminated professionally across the region would also be beneficial.

To discuss the position in more detail please contact: -

Technical Manager Steve Miller 07771 941364 [email protected] 

There may also be an opportunity for a Microsoft Teams Meeting with existing team members for those considering applying.

The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced personal and financial vetting checks prior to appointment (SC – Security Clearance). All applicants must have a valid PDR that meets the minimum required standard and the Attendance Standard at closing date of this advert.

The application process will close on 7th November 2021 at 11:55pm.

YHROCU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are committed to building a service that reflects a wide variety of skills, knowledge, perspectives and backgrounds. We strive for individuals to feel included regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, belief and socio economic status, and we particularly encourage applicants from under-represented groups to support us in achieving this. 


Inspector to Chief Inspector/Detective Chief Inspector Promotion and Level Transfer

Reference : PP04-2021

Location: Forcewide

Multiple posts available

West Yorkshire Police is seeking outstanding officers who want to be a part of our Force in the rank of Chief Inspector or Detective Chief Inspector. One of the most critical responsibilities of any senior leadership team is to select and develop the leaders of the future. West Yorkshire Police recognises that you are unique and we want to use your individual and significant experience to help us to effectively serve our communities and achieve our vision.

We are seeking dynamic, innovative and operationally credible leaders who are committed to enhancing service delivery. You will be truly committed and passionate about leading your teams and developing key partnerships to ensure that we continue to reduce crime and win the trust and confidence of the people we serve.

This promotion process offers you the opportunity to join one of the most forward thinking Police Forces in the country. This opportunity is open to existing Chief Inspectors wishing to undertake a level transfer to West Yorkshire Police or substantive Inspectors seeking promotion to Chief Inspector/Detective Chief Inspector.

Officers who wish to be considered for promotion, or level transfer, to the role of Detective Chief Inspector must hold Detective PIP accreditation, or be working towards this.

West Yorkshire Police continue to demonstrate commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, both for our people and the communities we serve and we particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. Candidates must meet the Force Attendance Standard at the closing date of the advertisement and at any subsequent date of promotion/posting.  

Candidates will be expected to submit an application form which is able to withstand the rigours of any short-listing requirement.  The subsequent process will comprise presentation and interview.  It should be noted that the College of Policing Competency and Values Framework (CVF) will be applied during all aspects of the process.

The promotion process for Chief Inspector/Detective Chief Inspector will commence on 26 November 2021 and will run throughout the first week of December. The Application form is available via the below link.

Completed applications should be scanned and emailed to [email protected] no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 12th November 2021.  

Please quote reference PP04-2021 in the subject title of your email. 


Important Candidate Information

During the application process, candidates will complete an application form which is restricted to a specific word count. 

During the assessment process, promotion candidates will have a specific time period during which they will prepare a presentation topic, using flip charts to assist their presentation. Then they will deliver the presentation, which is timed. Immediately after this, the interview will commence. 

Should anyone consider that they have a disability including a specific learning difficulty, for example, dyslexia, which might cause them to be disadvantaged during the application and/or assessment process as described above, please would they advise by completing the section on the application form. The application form should then be submitted, together with copies of any reports or certificates that relate to the condition (If not submitted before). Alternatively, individuals may wish to contact Resourcing on 01924 295379 to discuss any questions they might have. 

Any issues raised will be considered before candidates enter the assessment process so that appropriate adjustments may be made. Please be assured that the information supplied will be used only to ensure that logistics are put in place for the assessment process, and will be treated in the strictest confidence. 


Proposed opportunities for roles within Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit

Reference : N/A

Location: Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit, Various locations

Multiple posts available

As a result of the Police Uplift Programme (PUP) the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit (YHROCU) are increasing their establishment across a number of teams which support the fight against Serious Organised Crime within the Regional Forces of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside. This is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with Police Forces, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and other key law enforcement partners including internationally using investigation techniques and high level covert tactics to disrupt organised crime and bring offenders to justice.

Within the Yorkshire and Humber Region this equates to 26 officers in 2021/22, with a potential for 7 more local secondments to the City of London Police tackling Fraud related issues. 

2022/23 will likely see upwards of 70 additional police officer posts added to the YHROCU.

This provides opportunity to increase capability and capacity to enable it to tackle both existing and emerging threats, whilst keeping the public safe.

Applications are welcome from Police Constables who are willing to undertake the TI development programme, existing TI’s and PIP2 accredited Detectives. 

Opportunities will also be available for suitably qualified and experienced Sergeants, Inspectors and SLT members as the YHROCU expands.

These opportunities will be available to transferee officers on the following basis.  Officers will be appointed to West Yorkshire Police.  Their recruitment process will appertain to joining West Yorkshire Police, but there will also be a recruitment process for the specific role for which the officer is interested.  Upon appointment, successful applicants will be appointed to West Yorkshire Police and will then be attached to the ROCU in the individual role they were applying for.  In the event that the ROCU role should cease in the future, then the officer would be returned to West Yorkshire Police.

The uplift provides further opportunity to ensure the YHROCU is truly representative of the communities we serve, from a geographical perspective, skills, life experience and the protected characteristics. 

By being truly representative it enables the YHROCU to provide the best service to the public.

Applications are particularly welcome from all underrepresented groups including but not limited to officers from different cultural backgrounds.

The YHROCU have capabilities in Covert Investigations, Undercover Operations, Cyber Crime, Digital Forensics, Dark Web, Regional Intelligence, Covert Intelligence Collection, Technical Surveillance and Regional Economic Investigations.

Ultimately if you can think outside the box, problem solve some of the most serious threats facing society and are keen to develop and take on new challenges, then please contact the YHROCU about the available opportunities.

For further information, please contact:-  

Andy Howard, Detective Chief Inspector
Regional Organised Crime Unit, Yorkshire and Humber Region
Email : [email protected]

David Norris, Detective Superintendent
Regional Organised Crime Unit, Yorkshire and Humber Region
Mobile 07766 206021
Email [email protected]



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