• Full Time
  • London

British Transport Police

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Are you interested in a new challenge or continuing your policing career post-retirement? Look no further!


Is this opportunity right for you?


Here at the British Transport Police, we’re actively seeking experienced Police Officers to join as detectives constables through our Transferee and Re-joiner entry programme. We are committed to restoring and improving public trust and confidence and we are searching for individuals from all backgrounds who possess a strong passion for crime investigation and share with our values and vision of being the world’s leading specialist police force.

We’re seeking candidates who embody our core values of respect, integrity, empathy, courage, and accountability, and who are dedicated to maintaining our high standards of behaviour and commitment to the diverse communities we serve.

Detective Superintendent Glen Alderson said “Joining the British Transport Police means becoming a specialist. We hold a deep commitment to the railway network and its passengers, consistently striving for excellence and driven by our dedication to integrity. Protecting every aspect of the Great British Railway fills us with pride.

Our CID department maintains a sharp focus and unwavering passion for solving crime, delivering excellent service, and ensuring justice for our victims. If you align with this vision, consider joining our specialist police force.”


Where are we recruiting?

  • Inner London and some outer London locations (Southend, Colchester, Stevenage, Southampton and Brighton).


In return for your commitment, you will receive:

  • Transfer of pay and annual leave benefits
  • Access to excellent development opportunities
  • Geographical flexibility, as the only national police force
  • Improved work-life balance
  • Manageable and diverse caseloads
  • Entry to the NIE and CID pathway (if required)


Are you eligible?

  • We welcome applications from current or previous serving Officers from Home Office forces and MOD police.
  • Applicants must have completed their full probationary period.
  • Re-joiners must apply within 5 years of exit form their previous force having resigned or retired.
  • We welcome applications from PIP2 accredited Officers, trainee Detectives and Police Constables who can evidence substantial investigative experience.

Want to apply?


The recruitment process is simple! Please select the ‘apply’ button below where you will be directed to our application form.

For more information, please see below our recruitment pack which offers vital information on pay, pensions and eligibility as well as the recruitment process and other FAQs. The recruitment team also welcome any questions via email on Recruitmentteam@btp.police.uk. If you would like to speak to a member of the recruitment team please leave your name and number on your email and we will contact you as soon as possible.

We will be holding information sessions; which will be advertised shortly.


Positive Action:


At BTP, diversity is integral to our mission as guardians of the railway. We value inclusion and believe it enhances decision-making, fosters creativity, and drives innovation. Our vacancies are open to everyone, and appointments are solely based on merit. To promote diversity, we encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, women, people with disabilities, neurodiverse individuals, and LGBTQI+ persons. We offer targeted workshops and advice sessions to support potential candidates from these backgrounds. If you share our values and have the skills and experience, we welcome you to apply and join our diverse team. For more information on Positive Action please click here or email the team at PART-Recruitment@btp.police.uk.


Don’t delay – Apply today and become part of a police service like no other!




To apply for this job please visit btp.tal.net.