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Chief Constable Recruitment

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley invites applications for the post of Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering the vision of the PCC to provide an efficient and effective customer focused style of policing based on:

  • An improved management of risk and demand by focusing on vulnerability.
  • Improved safeguarding through a greater emphasis on crime prevention and early intervention.
  • Reducing re-offending.
  • Improving the local response to serious organised crime and terrorism.
  • Securing continuous improvement and innovation by increasing the pace of change of police reform and achieving improved public perception of the police by embedding the Code of Ethics.

The PCC is looking for a motivated, experienced and demonstrably successful senior officer to lead a team in the drive to maintain and improve performance by effective management, and to reduce service costs by improving productivity and working in collaboration with other forces and partner agencies. Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria as outlined within the College of Policing ‘Guidance for appointing Chief Officers’. Please note that the PCC’s preferred appointment will be subject to a Confirmation Hearing of the Police and Crime Panel.

The appointment will be offered for a fixed term of 4 years. The salary and relevant benefits and allowances, including a car for duty travel and private use (subject to private mileage costs and tax liability being met by the post holder) will be offered in accordance with the provisions of relevant Police Acts, Regulations and Determinations,.   

Interested individuals should request an application pack from Ms. Charlie Roberts by email to or telephone 01865 541948. 

Alternatively, you can download the full application pack and supporting information below. 

Electronic applications are welcome:

Candidate Information Pack


Applications now closed 

Closing date for applications:                31st December 2018 (4pm)

Date for short listing of candidates:      No later than 4th January 2019

Dates for selection process:                   10th & 11th January 2019


Any questions in relation to this selection process should be addressed to:

Paul Hammond, Chief Executive, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Contact details:   Tel. 01865 541960        Email: 


The PCC is keen to recruit people with a wide range of skills and experiences and an understanding of cultural issue and, in particular, is encouraging people to join the Force from black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities. All applicants will be assessed on an equal basis designed to determine their suitability for the post applied for.