Police Constable - Firearms Unit

Applications are invited from experienced Firearm Officers to join the City of London Police. 


  • Closing Date: ‎ Ongoing 

  • Location:Various locations within the square mile 

  • Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time 

  • Salary:National Police Pay Scale 

The City of London is the historic heart of London packed with history, commercial activity and culture. The City of London has a demographic profile which is not replicated anywhere else: a residential population of around 8,000 and over 500,000 as commuters arriving at their place of work daily. In addition, tens of thousands of people cross the City every day and many other thousands visit as tourists. 

It has both a rich legacy of historic buildings and areas and a large number of iconic sites including St Paul’s, the Bank of England, the Royal Exchange, and the Gherkin.

The City of London Police is proud to deliver an exceptional service and year on year we have risen to this challenge. We are committed to keeping the City safe, and protecting the City from the threat of terrorism. 

The Tactical Firearms Group (TFG) provides 24-hour firearms cover to both spontaneous and pre-planned operations in the City as well as supporting the Force in a number of other areas. You will also support the resolution of Counter terrorism related operations and incidents.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are invitedonlyfrom Home Office Forces applicants or British Transport Police.

Youmust be an existingArmed Response Vehicle (ARV) Officer, or as a minimum standard, a current Authorised Firearms Officer willing to participate in an ARV course. Entry position candidates will NOT be considered. 

Other ideal skills would include, but not be limited to; National Firearms Instructor and Advanced Police Driver. This is in addition as possessing operational experience, initiative, self-motivation, and a good standard of physical fitness, which are also prerequisites of the post being applied for.

There is no specific London Residency criteria. All eligible candidates across the UK are welcome to apply. 


ARV course will be mandatoryfor all transferees. ARV dates are set in advance and start dates will be offered closer to when the ARV courses are taking place. 


The Competency and Values framework is used to assess the eligible candidates.

For further information please see Competency and Values framework

You'll need to have the following attributes:

  • Impartiality

  • Integrity

  • Transparency

  • A commitment to Public Service.

If you would like to discuss the opportunities in more detail, please contact Inspector Shane Lee or Sergeant Tony Armstrong on 0207 601 2751 .

If you would like to discuss the recruitment process, please contact HR Services on 0207 601 2845 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Candidates who are eligible will be invited to the City of London Police for an interview.

A diverse workforce improves the service we provide to our public by making us more approachable and relevant within our communities. This is why it’s vitally important that we recruit people from a wide range of communities and backgrounds with an understanding of cultural issues and a wide range of skills. We therefore particularly encourage female and people from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic communities to join us.

For more information on the City of London Police please visit: Working for City of London Police

To apply click : Application

The City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and particularly welcomes applications from Female and BAME applicants.