Are you looking to resume your career in Policing? Applications are now open for previous experienced police officers who have left their role as an officer and would like to return to a career in policy by joining the Metropolitan Police Service.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must have left a Home Office force within the last five years, passed their probationary period before having left, and have completed public and personal safety refresher training (PPST, previously known as OST) within the last four and a half years.
You do not need to move to within Greater London in order to join us. We can accept PPST from another employer provided it was completed in the above timeframe.
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.
The Met’s Rejoiners' pathway is designed to support ex-officers, with valuable skills and experience, who have resigned from service within the last five years and wish to return to policing.
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.
If you previously worked as a specialist (or you were 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. If not, we have a range of generalist positions available across London.
As part of this, we'll check you meet our eligibility criteria. If you met your day-to-day requirements in your previous role as an officer and were successful in completing your two year probationary period and PPST with your previous police service, you'll likely have no issues here.
We’ll then ask you to join us for an interview based on the Competencies and Values Framework and the Met’s values.
We'll quickly guide you through our pre-employment process including fitness, medical, DNA/fingerprints and vetting.
If you rejoin the Met at the same rank as when you resigned, we will ensure you rejoin us at the same pay point as when you left.
How you'll be trained
We arrange an induction for you, so you can get to know the Met a little more if you were previously with another force, or refamiliarise yourself if you were previously with the Met.
We’ll also 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.