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£24,780 to £41,130 Per year
10 January 2022 11:24:00
Closing Date:
28 January 2022 17:00:00


Applications are invited from qualified and licenced Police Constable Dog Handlers looking to transfer to Durham Constabulary. The unit sits under the recently formed Strategic Cyber and Operational Resilience Department (SCORD), based at The Barns, Spennymoor.

These vacancies come at a very exciting time and offer successful applicants the opportunity to help shape and influence the future direction of the Dog Support Unit. Following a recent review, the Dog Support Unit are now looking to not only build on its existing capabilities but develop new and innovative specialisms such as Digital Device Detection capabilities. Whilst the minimum criteria for application is General Purpose qualified, specialist skills would be desirable.



Qualifications / Experience Test

Applicants should demonstrate a sound understanding of Durham Constabulary’s vision and values and be able to demonstrate how they embody them. All applicants should be positive, embracing of change and be able to work on their own initiative, building relationships with other commands and helping and supporting colleagues in all areas of the organisation.

Applicants must not have any on-going misconduct investigations or complaints and must have achieved level 6.3 in the bleep test or be able to complete this as part of the recruitment process.

The selection process includes a number of stages:

Stage 1 – Application

Stage 2 – Paper Sift

Stage 3 – Interview (dates tbc)

Stage 4 – Medical and Hearing Assessment

Applicant’s home address will be visited as part of the process to ensure suitability to kennel police dogs or if already in place to verify the risk assessment.

How to apply

For further information regarding the role please contact Sgt James Patel

To apply, please complete this application form and return it to . 

Completed applications must be received by 5pm on Friday, January 28, 2022.

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