PS Custody Officer (Transferee)

  • Full time
  • Somerset, Uk
  • Posted 4 months ago
  • July 17, 2022
  • £43,965 - £46,227

PS Custody Officer (Transferee)

Are you looking for a change? Are you looking to relocate to a vibrant, beautiful part of the country? If so, this may be the opportunity you have been looking for

We are searching for Sergeants with excellent leadership skills to work as Custody Sergeants in one of our three custody units; Patchway, Keynsham and Bridgwater.

The role has a 2 year tenure, all applicants will undertake a 4 week course and 4 – 6 weeks in house tutorship/mentoring program prior to being accepted for the role. Sergeant who have previously carried out the custody role may well be exempt from this requirement. Dependent on experience and previous service etc.

You will be expected to determine the appropriate course of action for each detained person and ensure a secure and safe environment whilst allowing an expeditious investigation in accordance with PACE, Codes of Practice, consistent with the principals of the CPS guidelines, Home Officer policy, force policy and any other relevant legislation.

Using your excellent communications skills will enable you to provide appropriate liaison with external agencies and investigating officers, by implementing all relevant guidelines or legislation. This position will also require the successful officer to compile and analyse the evidence presented and maintain appropriate entries on records producing routine and ad hoc reports as necessary.

You will also supervise and lead 2 to 3 Detention Officers ensuring effective performance of the running of the Custody function.

There may well be opportunities to carry out the Acting Custody Inspector roles for qualified Sergeants showing the relevant drive, leadership and professionalism.

For further information regarding the role, please contact head of custody C/Insp Patrick McGowan (

For more information on transferring to Avon and Somerset please take a look at our website – Police transferees | Avon and Somerset Police

We are looking for people who share our values of caring, inclusive, courageous and learning.

To find out more about our Inclusive Culture

To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.

Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?

Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

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  • Salary
    £43,965 - £46,227
  • Job Category
    Police Staff
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