Policing and Security Graduate

The policing and Security group is part of our Counter Terrorism division and provides technical support to crime and security programmes including;

Contraband and Threat Detection

Criminal and terrorist harm often involves “contraband” materials and goods; for instance weapons, explosives, pyrotechnics, drugs, toxic or otherwise dangerous materials and people, through to economic harms such as mis-declared dutiable goods like alcohol and tobacco.

Forensics and Identity

Capabilities in fingerprints are well established and highly valued by UK policing, this work will continue and be expanded to embrace wider areas of forensics.

Frontline equipment covers areas such as:

  • Frontline support activities
  • Police/fire brigade use of drones and drone countermeasures
  • Public order (body armour and weaponry)
  • Body worn video
  • Roads policing enforcement
  • Evidential frontline alcohol/drug measuring
  • Fire equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (e.g. CBRN or fire protection)

Secure Infrastructure

The Secure Infrastructure team covers all forms of physical and technological barriers that may be used to protect the critical national infrastructure and prisons, and their resistance to threats including hostile incursions, explosives and ballistics.

Technical Intelligence & Investigations

Work within digital investigations is focused primarily on providing law enforcement with improved capabilities in digital forensics and open source intelligence, two of the key strands within the National Police Chiefs’ Council “Digital Investigations and Intelligence” Programme.

To support all of these areas we need talented scientists with an aptitude and interest in the following areas:

  • Biometrics, digital forensics, computer and data sciences, and analysis to address a growing need in the Identity, Future Forensics and Digital Investigations areas;
  • Chemists, physicists, materials scientists and mathematicians to address enduring high priority needs in the Novel Detection and Evidential Equipment areas (including support to accreditation);
  • A range of applied and enabling engineering disciplines to address current vacancies in the Operational Technologies, Frontline Services and Secure Infrastructure areas.


Alongside relevant technical knowledge and experience gained from your degree, strong IT skills and a flexible, adaptable and inquisitive approach to work we’ll need you to have a good standard of maths and English and a degree in one of the following:

  • Electronic or electrical engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Communications engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer and data Science
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Biometrics,
  • digital forensics,
  • Chemists,
  • Materials scientists

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