Essex Police are seeking Sergeant/Detective Inspectors who are eligible for promotion to join our leadership teams.


We would also welcome applications from Inspectors or Detective Inspectors on level transfer.


Are you an Intelligent, Resolute and Inclusive individual?


Do you consider yourself to be dynamic, professional, innovative and operationally credible?


You will be expected to demonstrate your commitment and passion for policing as well as your ability and enthusiasm for leading people.


You will be influential in leading teams and individuals, working with partners and driving performance and professionalism in order to provide an exceptional policing service to the people of Essex.


You will be able to provide evidence of leading and delivering a high-quality service to the public, demonstrating potential at Inspector level.


Candidates will be required to demonstrate evidence at level 2 of the national Competency and Values Framework (CVF):

  • We are emotionally aware
  • We take ownership
  • We are collaborative
  • We deliver, support and inspire
  • We analyse critically
  • We are innovative and open-minded


Candidates wishing to be considered for a Detective Inspector role must also be an Accredited Detective and have a proven background of managing complex investigations


If you would like to find out more about transferring to our force please either:




All of our posts require a level of vetting and security clearance.  During the recruitment process you will be sent vetting information forms to complete. 


Essex Police welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender, sex (or gender), employment status.


Please let us know if you require extra support at any stage of the application process, or for further information regarding this position, please email us at stating ‘Application Support and Adjustments’ in the title of your email. Alternatively, you can call us on 01245 452833.

Where appropriate we will make adjustments to the selection process, working arrangements and/or the working environment provided it is reasonable in all the circumstances to do so.


This post is open to British Citizens, members of the EC or other states in the European Economic Area. If you are a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national, you must be a resident in the UK free of restrictions and with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. All applications must have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years.


Essex Police is an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.