Date published: 17 January 2020 10:13

South Yorkshire Police - Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors (including Detectives)

Are you looking for a change of scenery and a new challenge?

South Yorkshire Police has exciting opportunities for constables, sergeants & inspectors in a number of roles including detectives, safeguarding, firearms, neighbourhood policing and response.

Repeatedly assessed as the most improved force in the country since 2016, SYP is continuing its trajectory and has ambitious plans for the future. To support our resurgence, and provide the public with the service they desire, we need to attract the very best candidates to support our existing officers and staff.

As a full-spectrum force, SYP offers a broader range of roles and fulfilment than might be available in other forces. The geography of South Yorkshire is also incredibly diverse, covering the city of Sheffield and neighbouring towns of Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley. In a few short miles, you can go from rugged and breath-taking countryside to vibrant urban areas, offering some of the UK’s best shopping, family attractions and nightlife.

SYP offer relocation and removal expenses up to a maximum of £8000, to transferring officers currently living outside of the force area and at least 50 miles from their permanent place of work. In addition, successful transferees and re-joiners will receive a non-consolidated payment of £2000.

Further information:

South Yorkshire Police welcomes applications from transferee officers who are currently serving with a Home Office police force and re-joiners who have previously served with a Home Office police force.

You can be the difference.  Reflecting all of our communities is important to South Yorkshire Police, which is why we are looking for talented individuals to reflect the communities we serve.

If you would like to take the challenge and have what it takes to make a real difference to peoples’ lives, we want to hear from you.

Detective Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors must be PIP 2 accredited with relevant experience in the investigation of serious and complex crime.

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st March 2020

Click here to apply.

Inspector NPPF Step 3 (in-force selection process) January 2020

If you have the drive, the vision and qualities to become an Inspector at South Yorkshire Police, we want to hear from you. The force is seeking applications from substantive Sergeants (Detective or Uniform) to assist in our quest to be the best and ensure the force continues to improve, delivering the highest quality service for members of the public.  The process will be extremely competitive with only the very best candidates being successful.

About the role

You will play an intrinsic part in ensuring the public receives the very best service from us, by working proactively and collaboratively with colleagues. The key aims of South Yorkshire Police should always be at the forefront of everything you do. 

We are looking for leaders who will:

  • Motivate and inspire staff, engaging with them and implementing change effectively
  • Have operational credibility
  • Be able to drive, improve and deliver performance outcomes
  • Be truly committed and passionate about the service provided to the public of South Yorkshire

The process will open on the 16th December 2019 and will consist of the following:

Step 1: Application

You will be required to submit an application form confirming you meet the criteria along with a copy of your last completed (signed off PDR) and a copy of your current live PDR.

In order to apply please email the Promotion Team on they will then provide you with an application pack. 

Completed applications should be emailed to by 09:00 20th  January 2020.

Candidates who are supported will proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Work Sample Test (via presentation) and Interview 

Interviews will take place in February/March.  You will be assessed against the Competency and Values Framework (CVF).

Full details of the process and criteria will be provided at a preparation briefing and will also be included in the Manual of Guidance which will be sent out with the application pack.  This process is for candidates already qualified to NPPF Step 2/Ospre Part 1 and Ospre Part 2. 

More information

We are offering two dates for the preparation briefing: Wednesday 8th January 9:00-11:00 OR Wednesday 22nd January 09:00-11:00 at South Yorkshire Police Training Centre, Robert Dyson House,  Unit 5, Doncaster Road, Wath Upon Dearne, S63 7EF.

To book a place on one of the briefings (please specify which date) and/or request an application pack please send an email to

Roads Policing Group Constable - PC - Transferee

South Yorkshire Police are currently welcoming applications from qualified officers with relevant experience who are interested in transferring into the Roads Policing Team as a PC.

Roads Policing group (RPG) officers are pro-active and have a good working knowledge of traffic legislation, the Force tasking process and the national intelligence model.

Key areas of work include providing force-wide road safety initiatives, participation in and leading on national road safety campaigns. RPG officers provide a road crime function and a pursuit capability, provide cover and work on the strategic road network, provide support and assistance to local policing.  RPG officers deal with serious, life threatening and fatal collisions and work in partnership with key stakeholders.  All new RPG Constables will carry out the Family Liaison Officer role following training.

If you would like to take the challenge and have what it takes to make a real difference to peoples’ lives, we want to hear from you.

Application Process

To apply, please complete the online application form.  Once submitted, please also email a copy of your full training record, your 2 most recent PDR’s, photographs of any additional tattoos and a completed copy of the attached training checklist.  For specialist roles, you will also be required to provide evidence of any relevant qualifications.  Please email these documents to

This opportunity is open for application until Sunday 2nd February 2020.

If you have any queries in relation to this opportunity please contact either Insp Craig Clifton or Insp Jason Booth on 0114 2192892. Please do not contact this number for an application form. 

Click HERE to apply