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From Beat to Beach in Twenty Minutes

Guernsey Police are seeking expressions of interest from experienced Police Constables, Sergeants and Scenes of Crime Officers wishing to transfer to our beautiful island. For HR queries contact Chloe Falla (HR Advisor) on, or if you would like to speak to an officer about the role email or call +44 (0) 1481 229118

  • Response Sergeant - Uniformed Operations (Transfer)

    Police Sergeant - 021 - 025 - £54,445 - £61,119 per annum, plus £1,546 Hampshire Allowance per annum.

    The States of Guernsey are looking to recruit Response Sergeants to join their team within Bailiwick Law Enforcement. The role of a Response Sergeant is to provide daily supervision, guidance and support to officers undertaking frontline policing services and co-ordinate the policing response to both emergency situations, critical incidents and on-going investigations. The post holder will also undertake the role of custody officer in accordance with PPACE and the Codes of Practice for the safe custody of persons in Police detention. In order to apply for this role you must already be a Substantive Police Sergeant and have passed your probationary period within your current force. Routinely you will also be required to have a minimum of 3+ years' experience in the rank of Sergeant.

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  • Police Constable - Uniformed Response Officer (Transfer)

    Police Constable 003 - 011 - £41,098 - £54,445 plus Hampshire allowance £1,546 per annum

    The States of Guernsey are looking for Uniformed Response Officers to join their team within Bailiwick Law Enforcement. Police Constables play a critical front-line role in the prevention and detection of crime, safeguarding the public and the criminal justice system. Constables work in partnership with colleagues, local communities and stakeholders in order to promote law and order, reduce the fear of crime, provide reassurance and build confidence to improve the quality of life within the Bailiwick. The role carries legal powers to enable the maintenance of law and order and bears responsibility for making autonomous decisions in accordance with the National Decision Model and Professional Standards, exercising discretion, in line with legal frameworks and policy guidelines.

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Meet CI Liam Johnson, one of our colleagues who relocated from the UK to Guernsey and hasn't looked back. He came over as a Sergeant and has recently been promoted to Chief Inspector: 

Career Progression Opportunities

At Guernsey Police, you can receive countless training opportunities and secondments to broaden your knowledge and experience. Just look at Liam's career trajectory since he moved to Guernsey. Two promotions and three secondments in just over 6 years. 


If you would like to speak to Liam to enquire about the role and opportunities at Guernsey Police, you can contact him on + 44 (0) 1481 229215.

About the Bailiwick of Guernsey

Guernsey, and its sister island of Alderney, are located in the English Channel, 50km off the north-west coast of France and 120km from the southern English coast. Herm Island, Sark Island and Lihou are also part of 'The Bailiwick of Guernsey' so we have a total of five beautiful islands for you to call home.

Horizontal Islands  

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is self-governing and self-funding, and is known for 'punching above its weight' in terms of the quality of life it offers. The islands are welcoming, safe and peaceful. With a population of around 63,000, you will quickly get to know our supportive community, and you'll be pleasantly surprised by how easy it can be to travel between sweeping bays, clifftop viewpoints and our historical harbour town, in a short space of time. You will be able to enjoy cliff walking, sea swimming, island hopping, al fresco dining, sports clubs, a full calendar of local events, and some of the best sunsets around. 

You can discover more about each island here or head over to which has detailed information about making the move to island life. Or before you go into that detail, you might enjoy this video to see why we think our islands are so beautiful. And with an average 20 minute commute islanders are never far from from the beach!

Getting Here

There are regular flights and ferries between the UK and Guernsey. Gatwick Airport and Southampton are two of the many airports that you can fly from, and flights can take as little as 40 minutes.

Why Guernsey Police?

Relocating to an Island is no small undertaking and you want to be certain that it's right for you before moving. To assist with your decision, we have listed out just some of the many reasons we believe it would be both a great career move and a great lifestyle move. And to make the transition as smooth as possible we also offer a generous relocation package (explained in our "Relocating and How We Help" section below). 

  • A fulfilling role - Being a small Island, you have an opportunity to train in several specialisms enabling an added level of variety to your role. 
  • Great Career progression opportunities - Liam Johnson (Chief Inspector Corporate Services and Standards) transferred to Guernsey Police as an Operations Response Sergeant in 2017. We have supported his training and development enabling him to get two promotions in 6 years. 
  • Same, same but different - We are essentially offering you to do your current role, but with the added benefits of: an average 20 minute commute, access to over 30 beaches, some of the best al fresco dining (and great local seafood), a welcoming and inclusive community and countless local events to get involved in throughout the year. And still only a minimum 40 minutes from the UK if you need to see friends and family.
  • Equality - We truly believe in equal opportunities and strive to ensure we have a good balance. At the time of writing 40% of our workforce are female and 60% male. 

Relocating and How We Help 

Guernsey Police offers a generous relocation package for successful applicants who are required to relocate to the island from outside of the Bailiwick to take up specific posts. This includes an Employment Permit that enables individuals and their immediate families to live and work in Guernsey, initial financial support to move to the island, further assistance adjusting to the local economy, and may also include additional support with storage expenses. 

If you are relocating with a spouse we are able to offer your partner a Family Member's Employment Permit which enables them to work in any sector in Guernsey. To further assist, we have a number vacancies within the States of Guernsey that may be of interest that they can view on our job vacancies. You can use this guide to find out more about Living and Working in Guernsey.

Further information on any of these points, or life in Guernsey in general, can be found in the States of Guernsey Relocation Directive, by contacting the Population Management team, or by visiting Locate Guernsey.

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Would you like to join a local police force with all the aspects of a UK Force in regard to career and promotion opportunities?

Contact Chloe Falla (HR Advisor) on to find out more.

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