This is an exciting time to be working for the Met. Policing London is a challenge like no other and, in this ever changing city, new opportunities will arise for even the most accomplished of officers.
We're currently accepting applications from existing officers from all ranks and levels of experience (who have passed their probation periods) and are looking to join the Metropolitan Police Service.
As a serving police officer, you do not need to move to London in order to join us and we accept applications from both Home Office and non-Home Office forces. The terms of transferring will vary accordingly.
The size, diversity and importance of our organisation means that we have a huge range of potential career paths that span different areas of policing and a variety of specialisms. We're interested in hearing from both generalist and specialist officers.
If you are currently working as a specialist (or you’re in a specialist command) please ensure you tell us in your application, as there is the potential to work within the same or a similar role.
We truly value the experiences policing offers and will work with you to understand your skill set and where you could fit in and develop yourself at the Met.
Our selection process
Our selection process is simple – you're already an experienced officer and that speaks volumes.
Once you have submitted your application form, we will 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 and will 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 will 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.