Inspectors and Detective Inspectors (lateral transfers)
Type: Permanent Location: London Organisation: Metropolitan Police Service



Locations: across London

Starting salary: £55,005 plus allowances

Open to: substantive sergeants on promotion who hold a valid NPPF or OSPRE Part I/Part II qualification and substantive inspectors/detective inspectors

Our mission is to keep London safe

We’re proud of our people and the job we do to police London. Over 40,000 colleagues are dedicated to serving 9 million+ residents and visitors of one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse global cities.

London doesn’t stand still, and neither do we

In London’s Met you will have plenty of opportunities to continue your professional development. The Met is involved in a wide range of operations and policing events, each presenting their own distinct opportunities to broaden skill sets, on a scale that wouldn’t be found in any other police service.

Life as an Inspector

Our ambition is to be the most trusted police service in the world. As an Inspector, you will need to provide strong leadership and management in a time of unprecedented change within the UK’s largest Police Service. The trust and confidence of our customers and communities will be a direct reflection of how you fulfil the challenges of the role. You will achieve this by leading by example, upholding our professional standards, and showing personal flexibility in the face of change.

We’ll look to you to deliver results in line with the Met’s mission and vision, values and priorities, working collaboratively with partners to understand and manage the diverse needs of our customers and communities in all that we do.

As a leader, you’ll face a number of challenges including achieving continued crime reduction, partnerships, increasing community confidence and leading our people so they can be the very best they can be.

Who are we looking for?

This exciting career opportunity is open to exceptional Sergeants/Detective Sergeants looking for promotion and substantive Inspectors/Detective Inspectors who have completed Work-based Assessment. The process for Sergeants looking to be promoted differs to the process for substantive Inspectors looking to join the Met laterally. Further detail can be found on the Met Careers website or via the link below.

To apply, please visit our website to download a candidate information pack and to complete the online expression of interest and application form. All expressions of interest for promotion candidates must be submitted by 23.55 hours on Monday 20th December 2021, with completed applications being submitted by 23.55 hours on Monday 10th January 2022. Expressions of interest for Lateral candidates must be submitted by 23.55 hours on 28th January 2022.

Queries in respect of this opportunity should be sent to the Met Promotions Team at

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

The Metropolitan Police Service is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic Heritage candidates and women.

Appointments will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

Policing a city as large, complex and culturally diverse as London presents a wide variety of challenges. It’s why we’re interested in new recruits with such a range of life experiences and backgrounds. And it’s why the ability to build trust and relationships with very different people is so important. More than this, you need to take genuine pride in making the capital’s neighbourhoods safer for everyone.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.


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