Experienced police officers - Transferring from another force
1. Transferring to the Met
London is changing, the expectations of Londoners are changing, and the Met is changing too.
This is an exciting time to be working for the Met. Policing London is a challenge like no other, and will bring new opportunities for even the most experienced officer.
We are currently offering a range of transferee opportunities for:
Current skill requirements
- Driving Skills – Response, Advanced Drivers and Driving Instructors
- Public Protection Skills – Detective Constables experienced in rape and child abuse investigations
- Firearms and protection roles
- Undercover surveillance
- Technical cyber skills
- Other specialist or niche skills
Expand your skills and build an exceptional career here at the Met, set against the backdrop of working in one of the world's most exciting cities.
The size, diversity and importance of our organisation means that we have a huge range of potential career paths, spanning different areas of policing and specialisms. If you have any of the above skills please register your interest on our talent bank.
Our selection process
Our selection process is simple – you're already an experienced officer and that speaks volumes!
Once you've submitted your application form, we'll review this to understand your expertise and experience to match you to a role. As part of this we'll check you meet our eligibility criteria – if you're a current serving officer who is meeting the day-to-day requirements of their role, and have successfully completed your 2 year probationary period with your current force, you'll likely have no issue here.
We'll quickly guide you through our pre-employment process, but assuming you have undertaken a fitness test in the last twelve months with your current force, we will likely be able to transfer most checks across without you needing to come in to see us. We'll review your situation when you apply and guide you through anything you need to do.
How you'll be trained
We arrange an induction for you, so you can get to know the Met. We'll arrange any relevant training courses for you to help you settle into your new position. You will likely notice a change in pace and demand through your training, but you will be able to call upon your own experience and the support of others around you through this period. There will be highly experienced and skilled officers around you who will always be there to help or assist.
Beyond your initial training, we aim to support the continuous professional development of our officers.