Lincolnshire Police Specialist Operations Team invite applications for Authorised Firearms Officers (AFOs), who are trained to Armed Response Vehicle Officer standards (ARVs), to join the ARV team, who operate from bases at Nettleham Force Headquarters and Boston Police Station.
The ARVs are required to maintain armed support to the force in respect of general policing and to respond to demands in respect of counter terrorism. The ARVs primary role is to be responsible for the 24/7 spontaneous armed response to incidents and to carry out planned firearms operations.
In addition, the ARVs will carry out Fatal Five prevention work, assist colleagues with MOE and First Aid, attend Serious and Fatal collisions in support of Roads Policing and the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit, and work with other departments on pro-active operations.
To apply, an applicant must be:
An Authorised Firearms Officer, trained to the National ARV Role Profile Standard in line with the Current National Police Firearms Training Curriculum
Serving (or have served in the last 12 months) with a Home Office Force
Be able to pass the 15 metre JRFT to level 9.4
Be able to provide a fully auditable training record
Be able to evidence occupational and operational competence at interview
Be able to pass the necessary vetting and medical health and assessment screening
Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues
From April 2023 CBRN has become part of the ARV role profile, as such all officers not subject to Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) or reasonable adjustment criteria must be clean shaven when on operational ARV duties.
If you have any questions in relation to these roles or what it is like to work for Lincolnshire Police, please contact: