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Detective DHEP Questions and Answers Live Session on Thursday 6 August between 6-8pm

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On Thursday 6 August, between 6-8pm, Thames Valley Police will be hosting a live Detective DHEP Q&A session on the TVP Engage website -

Interested in the Detective-DHEP programme? Do you have specific questions you want answers for?
Our panel of experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about this new entry route.
The panel of experts will include serving detectives and representatives from our Learning & Professional Development Team, Recruitment & Assessment Team and our Positive Action & Engagement Team. 
We hope you will join our event.                                 

The Detective-DHEP Programme:
Thames Valley Police is now accepting expressions of interest for the Detective Constable - Degree Holder Entry Programme (DC- DHEP).
  • Do you already hold a degree or in the final year of your study?
  • Are you eager to pursue a career in investigation?
  • Are you typically described as inquisitive, observant, tenacious, methodical, dedicated, resilient, attention to detail oriented with solid research skills combined with confident decision-making?
  • The Detective-DHEP programme could be for you.
The Detective-DHEP is a rigorous, intensive and demanding two-year fast track to the Detective Constable (DC) entry route. Like the Police Constable-DHEP (PC-DHEP), it is a work-based programme, supported by on and off the job learning.

On successful completion of your probation, you will achieve a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice plus have acquired the additional PIP2 learning, training and accreditation to qualify you as a Detective Constable. 

The course requires commitment and dedication to both serving the public and meeting the demands of the development programme, whilst offering a fantastic opportunity for you to continue to learn beyond your initial degree and earning a salary as a fully warranted police officer from your first day.

The starting salary for all new recruits is £26,177 (which includes £2,000 South-East allowance). On the current system officers can expect to be earning a salary in excess of £40,000 per annum by your 7th year in the job.

Learn more about the Detective Constable - Degree Holder Entry Programme (DC- DHEP) and how to register your expression of interest on
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