Transferee Application and Recruitment Process

Stage 1: Complete the application form

You will need to complete an online application form on our website. 

Stage 2: Initial paper sift

Once we receive your completed form, we will check it against our standard recruitment criteria and eligibility.


To be eligible to transfer to Lancashire Police, you will;

  • Be currently serving in a recognised Home Office police force

  • Have successfully completed your probationary period

  • Have an acceptable performance, attendance and disciplinary record

Stage 3: Assessment

This will only apply to certain specialist roles.

Stage 4: Interview

If your application passes the initial stages we will contact you to arrange an interview. The interview questions will be based around the same criteria as detailed on the candidate specification and will seek to find out how you would perform in the job in question.  We would also suggest visiting the About Us section of our site for information on our values and force priorities.

Stage 5: Health Declaration form

If you are successful at interview, we will send you a conditional offer of employment together with details of the next steps. This offer will be subject to security, health and reference checks.

A Health Declaration form will be sent to you for completion which our Health Services team will screen. It is imperative that you complete the form accurately and do not withhold any information. The Equality Act 2010 covers all positions in Lancashire Constabulary. If you have a disability, adjustments will be made if it is reasonable to do so.

During this process you will be required to undertake a Substance Misuse Test and for some specific roles you also have to provide a DNA sample (mouth swab) and have your fingerprints taken.

When you have successfully completed the above 5 stages your application will commence through Police Vetting.

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