Chief Inspector Promotion Process 2022

Posted on 11th Jan 2022
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Police Service of Northern Ireland

Chief Inspector Promotion Process 2022




The Police Service of Northern Ireland is seeking applications for promotion to the rank of Chief Inspector and applications are invited from police officers currently at Inspector level, with one year substantive at the rank, by 21st January 2022.

We are a unique Service with unique challenges and operate in a complex policing environment.

Chief Inspectors manage large teams of inspectors, sergeants, constables and police staff. They may be the most senior operational response officer or manager assigned specialist policing functions such as investigations. This role carries specific legal powers in line with Chief Inspector rank to enable the maintenance of law and order.

Chief Inspectors plan, manage and monitor operational policing activity. They effectively and efficiently set the plan for deployment of resources to incidents, including major and/or critical incidents. Chief Inspectors manage and mitigate risk effectively in order ensure the safety and wellbeing of officers, staff and the public and to respond effectively to problems, incidents and crime.

We are looking for people who are outstanding leaders to effectively deliver on the organisational purpose of Keeping People Safe by Policing with the Community, to win the trust and confidence of the people we serve.

At the Chief Inspector rank in the Police Service of Northern Ireland there are a diverse range of roles and disciplines including operational, detective, public order and counter terrorism.

In summary we are seeking people who are up for a significant challenge with a previous track record of managing risk, delivering change, challenging organisational culture and who possess a strong public service ethos.

If you have the skills, professionalism and enthusiasm needed for the rank of Chief Inspector, can engage with the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s purpose of ‘Keeping People Safe’ and role model the values of ‘We Care, We Listen, We Act’, we look forward to hearing from you.

Applications are invited from Inspectors who have one years’ substantive service in the rank by 21st January 2022. Full details of the criteria required will be supplied in the application pack.

For those applying from other Police Forces/Services, a relocation package to cover removal and incidental expenses is available. Police Service allowances will also apply.

To request an Applicant Information Pack, and Application Form please forward an e-mail to:

We will host an information session for any applicant who wishes to explore the role of Chief Inspector within the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Important Promotion Process Dates

Stage 1: Application Form submission date no later than 12 noon on Friday 21st January 2022 to (please note late applications will not be accepted).

Stage 2: Assessment Process, from week commencing 14th February 2022.

The PSNI is committed to being representative of the communities we serve and welcomes all applicants interested in further developing their career in policing.

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