Essex: Valuing our veterans
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Essex Police has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and we are also part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which means we are committed to supporting military veterans who choose to work for us.
We value the different skills and perspectives veterans bring to policing. Veterans like PC Jim Beaird, who served with the Royal Engineers and the Royal Army Veterinary Corps before joining us.
He is now a trainer with our Dog Section and is developing training for our tactical firearms support dogs so they can be deployed into buildings alongside our firearms officers without their handler, which is a tactic used by the military.
We have a variety of roles which could interest veterans or Armed Forces personnel on the brink of resettlement.
Police officer, call-handlers in our Force Control Room, detention officers and other police staff roles may be suitable, or you may wish to volunteer as a special constable in the country’s second-largest Special Constabulary.
Many opportunities are advertised by the Career Transition Partnership, which supports servicemen and women leaving the Armed Forces and transitioning into civilian life.
Chief Inspector Ashley Howard, of our HR Innovation Team, says: “Essex Police values difference and we strive to reflect the communities we serve.
“The skills and experience you gain in the military can be transferred to policing so, if you fit the bill, we would like to hear from you.
“As a silver award-holder for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme since 2014, we have evidenced our support to the Armed Forces community. Previous military experience is one of our entry criteria and we support reservists in their applications, too.”
If you share our values and want to protect and serve our communities, why not join us?
We value difference, so if you think you fit the bill and want to become part of our policing family, visit www.essex.police.uk/careers to see what we have to offer.