About Thames Valley Police

We police the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and are one of the largest employers in our region.

There are literally hundreds of different roles that make up our diverse workforce, each one offering an enormous variety of professional challenges, excitement and rewards. On top of this you’ll make a major contribution to keeping our communities – your communities – free from crime and the causes of crime.

Our work is guided by some fundamental values. These are to:

Treat everyone fairly and with respect.
Act with courage and integrity.
Take pride in delivering a high-quality service and keeping our promises.
Engage, listen and respond.
Learn from experience and always seek to improve.

You could find yourself working in one of the following areas:

Police Officer
Police officers are the backbone of the Force. They have a strong sense of duty towards others and a strong motivation to protect the public from crime and disorder. As an experienced police officer, you can apply to work in CID, Armed Response, Dog Section, Helicopter Units, Traffic Patrols or other specialist units.

Volunteer Police Officer (Special Constable)
Volunteer police officers are members of the Special Constabulary who support their regular officer colleagues by committing a minimum of 18 hours each month to police their local communities. They have the same powers as regular Thames Valley Police officers and perform a wide range of duties, from patrols to policing major public events.

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)
PCSOs play a vital role in neighbourhood policing and keeping local communities free from lower level crime and anti-social behaviour. They also have a crucial part to play in building positive relations and creating dialogue between the police and the communities we serve.

Police staff
When it comes to making a police force function effectively, the people behind the scenes play a hugely important role. Their skills and experiences make a massive contribution to fighting crime and protecting the community across hundreds of supporting roles - from IT to forensics, marketing to emergency call handling, human resources to finance.