South Yorkshire Police Are Recruiting

We’re expanding our team of Armed Response Vehicle Officers as we continue our journey to becoming an outstanding force.

We’re seeking already qualified armed police officers who are looking for a new challenge, policing in a diverse and ever changing part of the UK that serves a population of over 1 million.

Last year, our Firearms Support Group (FSG) undertook 700-armed deployments across South Yorkshire, providing initial response and pre-planned support to incidents and investigations across the county.

We are a specialised firearms unit and do not undertake a ‘dual-role’ function. Between armed deployments, our officers assist with Force priorities, predominantly the targeting of armed criminality.

Subject to a fair and transparent process, there may also be future opportunities to progress your career in various specialisms: including MAStS, Close Protection, Tactical Rifle Officer, OFC, Tactical Advisors & Firearms Instructor.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working individuals to join our team as we move towards the inception of a standalone MAStS team from April 2021, where in return, we can offer you the opportunity to use and develop the skills you have been trained in.

In addition, we offer a variety of support initiatives to improve work/life balance. These include a positive health & wellbeing policy, reward leave and dependants’ leave for those unexpected moments in life.

So, if you are

Passionate and dedicated to serving your community
Current authorised armed response vehicles officer
Trained to the national ARV role profile
Able to pass the JRFT to level 9-4

For more information and to apply for the role please visit

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