Transferring to the MPS
We often look to enhance our capability by recruiting experienced officers from either a uniformed or detective background, dependant on our vacancies.
You must have successfully completed your probationary period with your force prior to submitting your application.
If you meet our requirements and you're interested in enjoying the MPS, we'd like to hear from you.
Policing in London
The MPS is a police service like no other, offering a unique professional challenge, even for the most experienced police officer.
The size, diversity and importance of our organisation means that we have a huge range of potential career paths, all against the backdrop of the one of the world's most exciting cities.
And the rewards available to police officers in London are now better than ever, recognising the unique requirements of living and working in the capital.
Once you have submitted a completed application form along with all relevant documentation listed, your application will be subject to an eligibility sift. You may then be invited to attend for an interview/assessment, and if successful you will progress to a standard medical assessment and a Job Related Fitness Test (JRFT) which may be held on a separate day.
The interview is based on the Metropolitan Police Framework and will incorporate MPS values. The fitness test will comprise an endurance test and a dynamic strength test.
We'll confirm full details of this selection process on receipt of your completed application form.
All transfers must be vetted to a minimum of CTC level by the MPS regardless of your current vetting status.
All transferees or re-joiners are required to attend an induction day and undertake any relevant training courses before they take up their posting
Location of posting
You will have the opportunity to nominate 3 location choices, which we will do our best to accommodate given the vacancies that exist at the time your application is complete and you are ready to be posted. Please make sure that you fully research all the locations you are interested in working at i.e. shift patterns, station locations etc.