Sergeants and Detective Sergeants
Type: Permanent Location: London Organisation: Metropolitan Police Service



Our mission is to keep London safe for everyone

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.

Policing a city as large, complex and culturally diverse as London presents a wide variety of challenges – and opportunities! It’s why we’re interested in sergeants – a vital leadership role - with a range of life experiences and backgrounds. It’s why the ability to build trust and relationships with very different people is so important. Including your own team, who you will be there to lead and support through the range of daily challenges and rewards.

More than this, you need to take genuine pride in making London safer for communities.

Life as a Met Sergeant

Our vision is to be the most trusted police service in the world. The trust and confidence of the public towards us, the UK’s largest force, remains a central priority. Compassionate, courageous, professional and always acting with integrity – our values are a non-negotiable part of working for the Met. This is the Met we want all Londoners to know, a Met full of great people focused on doing the job well and who turn our values into action every day. This takes every single member of the Met, and as a sergeant you will play a key role in bringing our values to life for your team.

You will achieve this by leading by example, upholding our professional standards, and leading your team through change. You will need to deliver results - in line with the Met’s mission and vision, values and priorities – to focus on the things that matter most to Londoners; working closely with our partners and the public and to striving to achieve the best outcomes in the pursuit of justice and in the support of victims.

Who are we looking for?

This exciting career opportunity is open to exceptional constables / detective constables with a valid NPPF, or OPSPRE part II looking for promotion and substantive sergeants / detective sergeants who have completed Work-based Assessment, with a proven track record of effective delivery.

The process for constables looking to be promoted differs to the process for substantive sergeants looking to join the Met laterally. Substantive sergeants will need to submit an expression of interest and complete an interview for this process.

To apply for the job and for further detail, navigate to the Met Careers website using the link below 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 on Monday, 22 May 2023, with completed applications being submitted by 23:55 on Friday, 9 June 2023. Expressions of interest for Lateral candidates must be submitted by 23:55 on Friday, 16 June 2023.

Queries in respect of this opportunity should be sent to the Met Promotions Team at or by telephone 01633 632500, option 4.

The Met 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 ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.

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