The PSNI is launching a 'bring them home' recruitment drive to entice experienced officers back to Northern Ireland from Great Britain and the Republic.
The campaign is seeking 40 experienced officers from other police services as part of a full-time permanent transfer opportunity.
With the PSNI recruitment process frozen, this initiative is seen as the best way forward in "filling an immediate gap".
It has been made possible due to funding being made available to the PSNI, enabling it to increase numbers at a time when other UK police services are reducing theirs.
The PSNI's senior director of human resources, Joe Stewart, said: "Although the transfer opportunity is open to any officer at constable rank, this process may appeal to those individuals with connections to the province who have joined other UK or the Republic's police services, and who now want to return to live and work here.
"We now want those serving police officers, at constable rank, to consider transferring to the PSNI, to share their skills and experience with us," Mr Stewart said.