The Force needs to fill a number of vacancies in its Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which investigates serious and complex crimes, including sexual offences, attempted murder, kidnap and robbery, and its Public Protection Department (PPD) which investigates abuse towards vulnerable adults, children and victims of high-risk domestic abuse , as well as offender management.
Head of CID Detective Superintendent Chris Hanson transferred to Wiltshire last year – the oldest county force in the country and one of the smallest – having previously worked in a much larger force.
“There is a very strong sense of teamwork, friendship and looking out for each other here, which I don’t think you get with a larger police force. The work is varied, interesting and challenging, and unlike bigger forces, our Detectives get to handle their cases from start to finish, which helps to get the right outcomes for victims of crime,” he said.
“We can offer a choice of location and team, both full and part time roles and will accommodate flexible working patterns wherever possible. We also invest in specialist training and actively support career development.
“What I enjoy most is that we deal with all sorts of different jobs, from high risk domestic abuse to child protection. We deal with very serious cases and get some very good results from court – you get involved in all sorts of investigations that you wouldn’t necessarily in any other department,” she added.
“I started to consider Wiltshire Police and the more I found out about the Force, the more it appealed to me. In CID the team dynamic is really strong, and we all play our part. The shift pattern is much more conducive to a good work life balance.
For more information about the team and to apply, visit the Wiltshire Police website https://www.wiltshire.police.