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Firearms opportunities at Kent Police

Tactical Firearms Unit PC
We have exciting opportunities for constables who are existing accredited Authorised Firearms Officers to transfer directly to our Tactical Firearms Unit with reporting bases in Maidstone and Canterbury. 
To apply you must be able to demonstrate you have:
  • Required level of fitness (JRFT Level 9.4), eyesight and hearing and officer safety training.
  • A proven level of achievement as an AFO.
It's essential you can also demonstrate abilities to work both independently and within a team environment. Excellent communication skills, sound judgement and the ability to think and act rapidly when required, are vital to this role.
Firearms Training Unit PC
We are looking for highly qualified and motivated individuals who can train and develop the needs of the force in relation to the police use of firearms.
This role will assist in preparing firearms training programmes, selecting lessons and shooting tests for courses and refresher training, maintaining the standards set by the Chief Firearms Instructor, ensuring that delivery, practice and range instruction is provided to students in line with their role and the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum.
If you are a highly skilled firearms officer, or currently a qualified trainer, then we would be keen to hear from you.
Register your interest
We have a number of opportunities to transfer or apply for promotion to develop your career across our policing ranks.  Talk to us about what you want to do and we will put you in touch with experienced officers who can talk to you more about the opportunities we offer and what it is like to work within our team.
If you are interested in joining us please register with us at: [email protected] and we will send you a link to apply. Please provide the following:
  • Your telephone number so we can discuss our opportunities with you
  • A brief explanation of:
    • The rank in which you are interested
    • Any relevant skills (e.g. detective/firearms)
    • Any specific geographical preferences

Request a visit - You're welcome to request a bespoke visit prior to applying. To organise this please email [email protected].


Firearms transferee event

In September 2019, Kent Police is running a transferee event for those currently working as firearms officers in other forces who are looking to move to Kent's firearms department.

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please get in touch (or ask them to) via [email protected]. We will register your interest and send you further details.

There will be the opportunity to hear from others who have made the transition, as well as meeting the team able to talk you through the transfer process. You can speak with serving firearms officers to find out more about the role and hopefully sign up on the night.

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