Working for City of London Police

Here you can find out all you need to know about the different roles we offer, your eligibility, latest career vacancies and how to apply for a job with us.​​​​

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Police officers

City of London Police Officer’s play a vital role in delivering a police service that is valued by those who live, work and visit the City of London.

As the National Lead Force for Economic Crime roles for police officers vary from investigating complex fraud which could have international connections to community based policing.

Whilst policing the square mile makes the force the smallest territorially we host a number of specialist units and our innovative ideas have led to National Programmes such as Project Servator.

Police Staff

Working for the City of London Police and contributing to delivering a police service that is valued by those who live, work and visit the City of London is not only undertaken by our police officers but our team of professional staff working behind the scenes. It’s these skilled people who provide the organisational capability to police the City.

Click below to find out which roles are currently available, the responsibilities, pay, benefits and training you’ll receive and how to apply.

Please also see the Right to Work checklist which explains the types of documents that are acceptable for checking your right to work in the UK.

Volunteer

The City of London Police is looking for members of the community to volunteer to support us in a variety of roles. You may have specific skills and knowledge which would all real value to the force, or you may want to learn something new to broaden your experience.

Due to the diverse nature of Policing Volunteer roles, we will discuss with you potential open roles on an individual basis. These roles can range from supporting the management of a project to helping the mounted branch, from helping to reduce crime to volunteering in an investigation team, from providing administrative support to giving guided tours of the Force museum.

We are also building out our capacity in Police Community Support Volunteer and Policing Support Volunteer roles where uniformed Policing Volunteers will be given policing powers after appropriate training.

You need to live in London or the home counties and be over 18 to apply. We will provide training and reimburse out-of-pocket expenses. For further information and an application form, please email VPO@cityoflondon.police.uk.

Volunteer Police Officer

Volunteer Police Officers (or Special Constables) are unpaid members of the community who are trained to support the City of London Police in providing policing on a part-time basis. They have the same powers as a 'regular' police officer and wear the same uniform.

As a Volunteer Police Officer, you will deal with situations and people you would probably never encounter in your day-to-day life. Your duties can include foot and mobile uniformed patrols, responding to incidents, supporting vulnerable people, initial investigation of crimes and supporting ceremonial events.

City Volunteer Police Officers are rewarded for their time and energy, not through pay, but from the experiences that would normally never be encountered at home or work. Volunteer Police Officers will see the best and worst of human nature and learn more about life than most people would ever do.

You need to live in London or the home counties and be over 18 to apply. We will provide training and reimburse out-of-pocket expenses. For further information and an application form, please email VPO@cityoflondon.police.uk.

Returner

The City of London Police is participating in the Return to the Investigative Practice project. The project is aiming to reduce obstacles associated with returning to policing in order to address the national shortage of detectives and investigators. The Force is very keen to hear from police officers and staff that wish to return to relevant roles in policing. For further information please visit: https://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Support/Recruitment/Return-to-investigative-practice/Pages/Return-to-Investigative-Practice.aspx.

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ATOC Rail Travel Concession

The ATOC Rail Travel Concession allows regular serving police officers to travel on National Rail services within a 70 mile radius of London for a small monthly cost. This is a taxable benefit that the City of London Police negotiates and Officers make a contribution to the cost of the scheme.

Annual Season Ticket Loan

Employees may apply for an Annual Season Ticket Loan from the City of London Corporation to cover their journey between home and the workplace.

Healthy work-life balance

The City of London Police supports all employees to achieve their work-life balance and offers a range of options including maternity, paternity and shared parental leave; career break scheme and special leave.

Buying additonal leave

The City Corporation wishes to manage, motivate and engage all employees. This scheme allows employees to balance their personal and work responsibilities, by providing them with the flexibility to alter their annual leave entitlement through buying additional leave. Buying additional leave may appeal to employees for a number of reasons, for example to go on a special holiday; to undertake a course; or complete a personal project.

Pension Scheme

Local Government Pension Scheme (Police Staff): The LGPS gives you:

Secure benefits – the scheme provides you with a future income, independent of share prices and stock market fluctuations.

At a low cost to you – with pension contributions attracting tax- relief for most people.

And your employer pays in too – the scheme is provided by your employer who meets the balance of the cost of providing your benefits in the LGPS.

Bicycle Loan

The City of London Corporation appreciates the environmental impact and health benefits that can be achieved through the use of bicycles. In recognition of this, the City of London Corporation is pleased to offer employees access to apply for a Bicycle Loan.

Long service awards

The City of London Corporation strives to provide excellent service delivery through its workforce. The purpose of a long service award is to reward employees for their loyalty to the City of London Corporation and public service. The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for the interpretation, advice and management of this procedure on behalf of the City of London Corporation.

City Awards

There are a number of discounts and Offers available to all staff through the City Awards.

Gym Membership

Discounts on a number of gym memberships.

APTI Corporate Travel

CoLP employees get 5% discount on selected holiday packages.

Learning & Development

We support employee learning and development by offering a wide range of in-house and external courses as well as help with professional and personal development.

Employee Assistance Programme

Free 24 hour confidential helping offering support and information ton legal, financial, and practical issues. Unlimited access to short term counselling support by telephone. Available to staff and family members/partners.

Access to staff support networks

The City of London Police has a number of support networks for staff across the force:
- Black Police Association
- Muslim Police Association
- Christian Police Association
- Disability Enabling Network
- City of London Access Group
- GPT Support Network
- Women’s Network
- Force Chaplain
- Health and Wellbeing Network

Multi-Faith/Prayer Rooms

Three multi-faith prayer/quiet rooms are available for use by all staff as needed.

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