Tags: College of Policing

Tick Box Community Engagement – Time to Reconnect?

Tick Box Community Engagement – Time to Reconnect?

The past year has been an interesting and some might say an unfortunate one for Neighbourhood Policing. Frontline officers have been saying for some years how this bedrock of our police service is being slowly eroded due to increasing cuts to funding and police numbers. Now we are starting to hear more Chief Constables espouse […]

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Final Police Interview – No Longer a Game

Final Police Interview – No Longer a Game

‘It’s just a game, a game you can learn how to play and succeed in.’ My delegates often hear me say this about the National Police Assessment Centre, however, once you are through this stage you will probably have a final police interview. This is where it gets real and where the only ‘game’ to […]

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Definitive Police Recruitment Guide

  Police recruitment across England and Wales has never been better for aspiring police officers, transferee police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables. Forces are now recruiting large numbers of officers just to keep their numbers from dropping any lower. Over the next 12-18 months forces across England and Wales will recruit in excess of 3000 […]

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Police Assessment Centre – Written Exercises

Were you aware the College of Policing have introduced a relatively new exercise into the police assessment centre? Instead of providing you with 40 minutes to complete two reports about  an incident using a blank form, you are now expected to complete two incident reports, one based on a pack of written information and one […]

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The problem with PACT

Have you ever run or been part of a Police and Communities Together ( PACT ) meeting? Where members of the community are invited to: ‘raise their community priorities or concerns;’ ‘receive crime prevention advice,’ and be updated as to what the police (mostly) and partners have been doing to address the priorities and concerns […]

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Completing Your Police Application Form

Recently I reviewed a police application form for one of my clients that was unsuccessful at the initial stage of the recruitment process. Naturally this individual was upset, even more so because he had followed the College of Policing guidance on the completion of the application form and had answered the questions in the style […]

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