Graduate Entry Detective (LE DHEP22a)

Operational Policing

£26,682 - £43,032

Not Applicable
Are you inquisitive, tenacious and passionate?
Do you have a keen eye for detail?
Are you prepared to challenge assumptions and not take information at face value?

As a police detective, the most serious crimes land on your desk. You’re the key role responsible for bringing justice to victims impacted by crime. You need the resilience to overcome obstacles, the clarity to never take things at face value, and the ability to communicate with people from all walks of life and gain their trust.

Each case is unique, and often relies upon the quality of the evidence, the emotional state of the victims, your ability to persuade and influence, and persevere right up until the end. Cases can be a lengthy process, and you’ll learn to maintain relationships and deal with setbacks caused by failures.

As a detective there is no room for assumptions. Being diligent and collecting evidence based on facts are all part of each line of enquiry you’ll follow. You’ll work on some of society’s most challenging issues including child exploitation, sexual assault and murder. You’ll be driven by your personal mission of working to protect the victims of crime from future harm. You’ll learn about humans, how they behave, and how they shape the fabric of society.

It's a unique role with unique demands that are ever-changing. You need to be adaptable to change and ready to think on your feet. At the same time, it's a role that can give you some of the best and proudest days of your life. From protecting the vulnerable and saving lives, it's exciting, diverse and vitally important.

In return, you will have the benefit of working for a creative, forward-thinking force that is dedicated to keeping Leicestershire a safe place to live, work and visit.

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and encourage anyone who has considered a career in policing to apply. We are particularly keen to increase the number of women officers and officers from black and minority ethnic communities and candidates from the LGBT community, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

When will I start?
* Your anticipated start date June 2023. Your training will last for 30 weeks and throughout this period your leave
will be pre-booked and will not be able to offer you a place on this cohort.

* We are also accepting online assessment centre scores.
* You must hold or be in your final year of study for a level 6 bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Please review the qualification guidance attached, prior to submitting your application to ensure you meet the requirements. Your qualifications will not be checked until the final stage of the process.
* Hold a driving licence within 6 months of your start date.

Our Recruitment Process
* Stage 1 – Eligibility Questions and application form
* Stage 2 – Eligibility checks
* Stage 3 – Telephone interview
* Stage 4 - Interview and Assessment
* Stage 5 - Online Assessment Centre
* Stage 6 – Pre-employment

How to apply
We would also encourage to attend one of events before applying to meet the team and learn more about the process. All of the events can be found on our events page. Please copy and paste the below into your web browser:

Once we have sufficient applications, we may close this campaign earlier than expected.

Best of luck!

This opportunity is closed to applications.