Welcome to a changing city, a changing organisation and a fascinating and exciting role

For London…

A modern, transformed and more efficient Met will Protect London by investing more of its time on the areas of greatest threat, risk and harm; – tackling effectively our highest priority of violence.

We will make every community safer through our new neighbourhood policing service and a stronger focus on safeguarding to protect the most vulnerable.

For Our People

We will provide real time information to keep them safe and manage risk, and provide professional support so they can concentrate on their job; and equip them with the skills and knowledge they need.

We will deliver a digital service from contact to court to help meet demand, and trust in them to do their job well and have good professional judgement so their time is spent on activities that have the most impact.


London is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world – and policing is no easy task. It takes a huge number of people from all sorts of different backgrounds with a wide range of skills and experience. Do you have what it takes to be one of them? Find out if a career with the Met is just the change you’re looking for, and what kind of challenges, experiences and rewards you could have in store.








Introduction from the Commissioner

I am looking for someone outstanding to join us at MPS who can help us manage the daily challenges London poses, and who can also drive the change necessary for the Met to keep pace with this vibrant city. London is a fantastic place and I have always been incredibly proud to serve the capital. It is a diverse, growing and ever-changing city with national impact and international reach.

How the Met operates has changed significantly in recent years, achieving a step change in effectiveness, efficiency and confidence. But the scale of our ambition for the future is even greater. It has to be.

There are many challenges facing policing. I have no doubt the Met can meet them all – to transform, to exploit the opportunities of the digital age, to get the best from our people and most importantly to make London the safest it can be.

The Mayor has set out his priorities in his Police and Crime Plan – a bold and challenging agenda with a focus on priorities. My particular focus is to bear down on violence in all its forms, protecting the vulnerable and the security of our city. I want us to become even closer to our communities, building confidence and trust.

One of my central aims for the Met is that we are a modern police service, but with the best of policing’s traditional values at our core. To do that we need every single part of the force to be well led, every officer and staff member to feel supported and to have the right equipment to help them serve London.

I want all our people to believe in the Met and the tangible difference they make every day across the city so that we can become even better at keeping London safe. I want the public to believe in us too and so I want us to be more transparent about what we do on their behalf.

Our values of courage, compassion, integrity and professionalism remain at the heart of everything we do. My commitment to you is to lead the Met in a way that respects and nurtures these very traditional values but which also puts us at the forefront of modern policing and maintains Scotland Yard’s well-earned international reputation.

This information pack will give you further insight into our organisation, and the qualities and experience we are looking for.

I very much hope you will be inspired by this opportunity to serve with the Met.

Please Click the image to find out more about the Competency & Values Framework.

What to do next

Please submit your completed online application by the advert closing date.

For general enquiries please visit https://www.met.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/ or contact the Recruitment Team on 01633 632500.

  • The recruitment process is thorough and consequently can be quite lengthy.
  • Shortlisting and interviews will be based on the criteria listed.
  • Until an offer of appointment is confirmed in writing, you should not assume your application has been successful.