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We pride ourselves on having a brilliant workforce and we are very proud of the county we provide a service for. 

Due to the current climate we are unable to accept any new transferee applications at this moment in time, except those advertised below:

Should you wish to register your interest when these restrictions are lifted please express your interest by email to our Recruitment team at:

3875 Transferee Authorised Firearms Constables

Closing Date: Ongoing until Filled

Do you have the passion and desire to keep people safe from harm? Are you looking for a role that will help support the communities of Gloucestershire by adding value to the service we provide to the public? If so please consider transferring to Gloucestershire Constabulary.

Gloucestershire Constabulary is currently seeking qualified Authorised Firearms Officers (AFO).

Within Gloucestershire, the current opportunities are within our Royal Household Protection Group (RHPG) who provide 24/7 armed support (both in static and mobile formats) to the Royal Houses within Gloucestershire or within our Armed Response Unit team. As vacancies arise officers will have the opportunity should they wish to transfer to the County ARV teams.

This is a fantastic opportunity for both newly qualified and experienced AFOs alike to be part of a specialist team of officers and staff who carry out a critically important operational role.

To undertake this role you must be fully operationally deployable, a licensed AFO (trained to ARV standard) and able to work the entire range of shifts over the required pattern.

A relocation allowance will be available for successful applicants for this post who meet the criteria.

We are able to offer a diverse range of opportunities within the county, both rural and urban. We are a dynamic forward thinking force who put the public at the heart of everything we do. We strive to inspire trust, confidence and pride within our workforce to enable them to deliver the best possible service to our communities.

We are keen to hear from experienced officers who will add value to our organisation and support its values and intent.

We want our Constabulary to be representative of the area we work in, so welcome applicants from all under-represented groups, in particular those from black and ethnic minority communities and females.

We need people from diverse backgrounds with skills and experiences to help us deliver excellence in local policing throughout Gloucestershire.

Officers serving with the Ministry of Defence or another non Home Office Forces such as Royal Parks, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Ports of Dover, Liverpool and Bristol which are not classed as police forces under the Police Act 1996, are unfortunately not eligible to apply to transfer.

Transferee application form 

Role profile

Please email your completed application to our HR Resourcing Team. We look forward to hearing from you.