Thames Valley Police launch new resettlement payment to Military personnel.

Thames Valley Police launch new resettlement payment to Military personnel.

Off By Ed Hanna

There has never been a better time to join policing, with multiple different entry routes offering you the chance to earn while you learn, gain extra qualifications or ‘fast track’ into a detective role policing the Thames Valley in a varied and exciting career. 

At Thames Valley we are committed to the resettlement of Military personnel; the skills and aptitudes that are transferred from your Military service provide a great background and smooth transition into police life.  

Recently, as a thank you and acknowledgement of your Military service, Thames Valley Police has put in place an extra payment for those resettling into our police force. 

From 1 November 2022, Military Veterans transitioning into a policing career with Thames Valley Police will be supported with a one-off resettlement payment of £2,500 paid in to your first month’s pay.  This is on top of your basic starting salary of £29,682 (which includes £3,000 South-East living allowance).  

To be eligible for this Military resettlement payment you must be:

• Commencing a policing career with TVP via one of our new recruit police officer routes – this is either the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship, or Police Constable Degree Holder Entry Route

• Be embarking upon your first post-Military employment

• Be prepared to reimburse the full amount should you choose to leave during your probation period. 

On the current system, after seven years of service the salary will be in excess of £43,000 plus the £3,000 South-East living allowance. 

We are currently actively recruiting for our police officer entry routes. To find out more and apply, visit our dedicated careers website:, where you can also find out more about our Military resettlement dedication and Armed Forces Covenant Gold pledge.