Tags: Police Recruitment

Serving Police Officers Failing Police Online Assessment Tests?

Serving Police Officers Failing Police Online Assessment Tests?

Over the past week I’ve had some curious messages sent to me by one of my Twitter followers who is also a serving police officer. His son is trying out for the police and it sounds like he has just failed the initial Northumbria Police Online Assessment Tests. And so he gave them a go, […]

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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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Preparing For Police Recruitment Final Interview

One of the services I have been successfully providing for a number of years is coaching for the police recruitment final interview process. Depending on the force the interviews generally last between 45 and 75 minutes and are rightly very demanding. While you can game play the College of Policing SEARCH National Police Assessment Centre […]

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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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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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Why forces aren’t succeeding in BME police recruitment

  There’s been some controversy (again!) in the press recently highlighting how just about every force in the country are failing with their BME police recruitment efforts. Last year (July 15) I conducted my own analysis of the West Midlands Police Recruitment process which at the time was failing miserably to recruit from its BAME […]

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Ready for the Police Assessment Centre Interview?

The College of Policing have recently changed the format of the National Police Assessment Centre interview. Instead of four questions from the six Police Competencies you will now be asked two questions to assess your motivation and values and two questions from the Police Competency Framework. There’s no indication of which of those competencies you […]

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Online Police Application Process

  Over the past 12 months a number of forces have been recruiting officers using an online police application process. This has enabled them to add further stages to the process before you get to complete the online application form provided by the College of Policing. The idea being that you can screen unsuitable candidates […]

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Completing the Police Application Form

You will have to start at the beginning – the police application form I’ve been giving feedback on police application form completion for a few years and if there is one thing that most of them have in common, it’s that they’re just not exceptional enough. Police Forces receive thousands of application forms for just […]

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