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Kevin, Database administrator: "I like the people, the facilities and the fact I'm valued. We're making communities safer."


Jason, Team leader: "I enjoy the working environment, the flexibility of the working hours, plus the opportunities and challenges it provides to build on my skills."  

Join us

We're always looking to attract and retain talented and enthusiastic people to help us achieve our mission of providing effective and responsible criminal records information services for safer communities in the UK and across the world. 

Whatever your skills, background or experience, ACRO offers a range of permanent full-time, part-time and flexible working roles, as well as development opportunities to suit you and your work-life commitments and career aims.


ACRO is hosted by Hampshire Constabulary. All ACRO staff are employed as Hampshire Constabulary police staff with access to the force’s benefits and terms and conditions including a competitive salary and pension scheme, generous holiday allowances, family-friendly and flexible working practices and employee support.




You'll need to have lived in the UK for the last three years, and you'll need to the right to live and work in the country indefinitely.


There are some exceptions for those serving in the armed forces, members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and those who have taken a career break or gap year to travel or work abroad for up to 12 months.

Vacancies and applications


All our available opportunities and details of how to apply can be found at If you can't see the role you're interested in, you can register for alerts to be kept-up-to-date.  Guidance on completing applications is available here.


We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.  We're committed to creating an inclusive workplace and embedding the police service Code of Ethics and policing standards into everything we do.


Nelia, PNC analyst: "I enjoy working at an international level and making use of my Italian. ACRO accommodates my added role where I use graphic design and animation skills."


Key roles at ACRO


Office clerks are mainly responsible for initially processing, logging and checking incoming information.  

Database administrators / operators deliver a core service conducting the bulk of checks on UK criminal databases.

Analysts' roles vary from resolving applicants’ queries about information being disclosed to updating UK criminal databases with conviction information.


Quality controllers are responsible for the final checks on the information we disclose to members of the public through our certificates and Subject Access.

Team leaders / heads of section are the first-line managers for teams of clerks, operators, analysts and quality controllers. They're also undertake some or all of the above tasks plus some projects.  


Ray, Team leader: "I love being part of a team, assisting law enforcement in protecting the public. Flexible working is really beneficial."


Careers at ACRO 


We’re committed to helping our staff grow in their roles by providing training and support with a structured professional development review and secondment and development opportunities.

If you’re looking for a solid start to your career, there are departments within ACRO where you can gain further experience. Our workforce includes project management, HR, development, research, intelligence, finance, facilities, IT and communications roles.

Staff looking to progress to management will have the opportunity to apply for supervisor and head of section roles and further to deputy and senior management level.

As a Hampshire Constabulary employee, you’ll benefit from access to mentoring, coaching and career and training opportunities within the force.


Connie, Team leader (acting): "I love what we do and I feel we really make a difference to enhance public protection. I am proud to work for ACRO and the constabulary."


Further information 


If you would like to speak to one of our team further about career opportunities with ACRO, please email your specific question and your contact details to with the subject heading: Join us


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