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UK police officer seeking career opportunities in the middle east

Old Mar 31st 2024, 10:03 pm
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Hello/salaam

As the title states, I'm currently a police officer in the UK, at the rank of Sergeant. My wife is a science teacher and is really keen to work abroad, particularly the middle east. I would love to move and experience this also but can't seem to figure out what suitable jobs there may be for me in a relevant sector or even outside this sector with my working background.

Although I'd love to move my reluctance is not knowing what jobs/sectors I can get into.

If it's of relevance we also have two young children (3 and 1 yo)

Keen to hear from any ex police officers or anybody else who have made the move and if you've got any advice for me

Many thanks in advance.

Ash

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Hello/salaam

As the title states, I'm currently a police officer in the UK, at the rank of Sergeant. My wife is a science teacher and is really keen to work abroad, particularly the middle east. I would love to move and experience this also but can't seem to figure out what suitable jobs there may be for me in a relevant sector or even outside this sector with my working background.

Although I'd love to move my reluctance is not knowing what jobs/sectors I can get into.

If it's of relevance we also have two young children (3 and 1 yo)

Keen to hear from any ex police officers or anybody else who have made the move and if you've got any advice for me

Many thanks in advance.

Ash
Hi Ash

It really depends on what your background/service is and whether you have any unique skills that are desirable outside of the Police service (this applies whether its the Middle East or elsewhere) rank wont come into the equation before the experience/skills. Jobs where you can transition are few and far between unless you have a specialist skill and even then very hard to find roles.

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Hi mate, there's a few ex Old Bill I've worked with over the years scattered across the Middle East. Drop us a DM.
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Hi mate, there's a few ex Old Bill I've worked with over the years scattered across the Middle East. Drop us a DM.
Cheers for the reply. Have tried to DM you but unfortunately the site doesn't let me. Says I need to have posted on at least 5 occasions before I get the luxury of DMs
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Hi mate, there's a few ex Old Bill I've worked with over the years scattered across the Middle East. Drop us a DM.
Im one of them …. Although never worked with you 😃
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Im one of them …. Although never worked with you 😃
Maybe you did! Mwahaha!
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Hi Ash

It really depends on what your background/service is and whether you have any unique skills that are desirable outside of the Police service (this applies whether its the Middle East or elsewhere) rank wont come into the equation before the experience/skills. Jobs where you can transition are few and far between unless you have a specialist skill and even then very hard to find roles.
​​​​​​Thanks for the reply. Did some work within covert ops but other than that I have spent my career on the front line - response, tasks forces, neighbourhood. Currently a custody Sgt. Wouldn't say I have any particularly unique or specialised within policing. 🤔
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​​​​​​Thanks for the reply. Did some work within covert ops but other than that I have spent my career on the front line - response, tasks forces, neighbourhood. Currently a custody Sgt. Wouldn't say I have any particularly unique or specialised within policing. 🤔
Sounds like you need to rethink your skillset mate! You've bags of transferable skills. Look up https://www.joecrocker.co.uk/ and he's on Linkedin. I'd be thinking, project management, risk management, safety and security etc. Lots of options, the trick is getting an interview!
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Sounds like you need to rethink your skillset mate! You've bags of transferable skills. Look up Joe crocker and he's on Linkedin. I'd be thinking, project management, risk management, safety and security etc. Lots of options, the trick is getting an interview!
Thank you mate. Im on linked on so I'll be sure to check him out.
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​​​​​​Thanks for the reply. Did some work within covert ops but other than that I have spent my career on the front line - response, tasks forces, neighbourhood. Currently a custody Sgt. Wouldn't say I have any particularly unique or specialised within policing. 🤔
My original reply was really geared around you looking for a job where they where recruiting an ex Police officer in a security / investigation / former LE role and for that you may struggle, however as has been mentioned I would focus more on your skills themselves rather than focussing on being ex police (if that makes sense). You have a double challenge though in firstly taking the step outside of 'the job' and then secondly finding something in the ME. Nothing is impossible but you have to also be realistic. One approach might be to find something in the UK first and prove your worth in the big wide world rather than trying to jump straight to the ME. I have a constant stream of messages on Linkedin from either ex Police, unhappy Police or ex military seeking roles but unfortunately we dont entertain anyone without substantial corporate experience as well.
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My original reply was really geared around you looking for a job where they where recruiting an ex Police officer in a security / investigation / former LE role and for that you may struggle, however as has been mentioned I would focus more on your skills themselves rather than focussing on being ex police (if that makes sense). You have a double challenge though in firstly taking the step outside of 'the job' and then secondly finding something in the ME. Nothing is impossible but you have to also be realistic. One approach might be to find something in the UK first and prove your worth in the big wide world rather than trying to jump straight to the ME. I have a constant stream of messages on Linkedin from either ex Police, unhappy Police or ex military seeking roles but unfortunately we dont entertain anyone without substantial corporate experience as well.
Thanks for the advice 👍
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