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£20,619 to £22,833 Per year Appointments will normally be based at the bottom of the salary scale
19 October 2020 16:00:00
Closing Date:
02 November 2020 17:00:00

Detention Officer  - V49

Scale 4 ( £20619- £22833 + Shift Allowance and Rostered Weekend Allowance)

Based within North Custody

37 hours per week



We are currently recruiting for a Detention Officer to be based at Durranhill Station. The post of custody detention officer is both demanding and rewarding.  You will work as part of a close team of police, police staff and other agencies that provide the service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Your primary responsibility is to look after the safety, needs and welfare of the detainees. This will involve interacting with detainees some of whom can be difficult and challenging. You will be responsible for obtaining evidential photographs, fingerprints and DNA from detainees. You will be given training on safe handling of detainees, use and access to policeworks, RedSigma and the Police National Computer (PNC). It is vital that a detention officer has high professional and ethical standards, good communication skills, can work as part of a team, has resilience of character, is diligent and takes pride in the level of service they provide.  You will work primarily alongside one sergeant who has responsibility for the unit and will be your immediate supervisor.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Jon Oliphant.

Please refer to the attached Job Profile and Person Specification for further details of the role and the essential criteria.

Please note this process will use the Competency and Values Framework for policing (CVF) Personal Qualities.  Please refer to the attached Framework for further details.

Cumbria Constabulary continues to keep Cumbria safe by our staff and officers providing excellent services in partnership with other agencies. Staff jobs are evaluated through the HAY scheme and whilst pay is a strong factor in any recruitment; we can offer the total package, which includes the strong reputational and cultural image of the Constabulary, career progression opportunities including training and development and a wide range of benefits, for further details please click on the following link:

We are already a high performing force, with our staff delivering excellent service on a daily basis. We have outstanding people who work tirelessly to serve our communities. The Code of Ethics sets out the principles and standards of behaviour we expect to see and applies to every individual who works in policing, whether a warranted officer, member of police staff, volunteer or someone contracted to work in a police force, for further details please click on the following link:

We are committed to the development and promotion of equal opportunities for all.  Due to their under representation, applications are particularly welcomed from eligible minority group candidates.

The closing date for this post is 5pm Monday 2nd November 2020.

* Appointment to all posts is subject to vetting checks some of which may be enhanced

Application forms can be completed online and emailed to  or alternatively returned by post to the following address: Employee Services Department, Cumbria Constabulary Police Headquarters, Carleton Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2AU.

To apply for this vacancy please refer to the attached application form and application form guidance

Appointments will normally be based at the bottom point of the salary scale.

Job Reference
Detention Officer - V49

How to apply

You can apply for this job online, just fill out the online form.