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Apply to re-join as a Police Officer

Looking to return to policing duties? If you have previously worked for us or another police force you may be eligible to re-join as a police officer.

You are encouraged to express your interest to re-join at any time. There is no need to wait until there is an active recruitment campaign.

There is no time limit as to when you can return and you may apply to return at a different grade to the one which you left at.

Skills and experience required

  • You will have worked for Avon and Somerset Police or another police force as a Police Officer.
  • You will have previously completed your two year probationary period.
  • You will live within the boundaries of the Constabulary area by the time you begin the process of returning to service with us.

How do I apply to re-join?

All individuals seeking to re-join must complete the application in full, including the Competency Based Question (CBQ) section.

If you are applying to re-join after a break of less than 2 years, you do not need to complete the CBQ section.

Complete the application form

Once you have completed the application form, email it to:

Guidance documents

The application process

Once we have received your application form, we will consider current and anticipated vacancies, and advise on possible timescales.

Interviews will be arranged as and when they are required. Attendance record and reasons for leaving/returning will be discussed during interview.

Professional Standards checks and appropriate vetting will be undertaken. Depending on the time that has passed, these checks may need to be reviewed when a suitable vacancy is found.

Related documents

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    Last updated: 20 September 2019