South Yorkshire Police seeks new firearms officers

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Police chiefs in South Yorkshire are advertising for more firearms officers to join the force.

The force is looking for 200 new police officers over the next 12 months, including trained firearms officers, police constables and detective constables looking to transfer to South Yorkshire from other forces.

South Yorkshire Police's advert for the roles said the force is on a ‘quest to be the best’ and is looking for 'high-calibre transferees' wanting to join 'talented, committed colleagues'.

Chief Constable Stephen Watson said: “If you are a serving officer who has the energy and enthusiasm to help with South Yorkshire Police’s mission to be the best force in the country, we are eager to hear from you.

“Good policing makes a real difference to people’s lives and brings about a deep sense of job satisfaction. Our officers are valued members of the community and those who choose to transfer to South Yorkshire will likely find their role will be challenging, but also very rewarding.

“We’re seeking compassionate people who are resilient and can readily adapt to quickly changing circumstances. In return, we offer a stimulating environment and broad opportunities for career progression.”