Supporting you during the Coronavirus pandemic


Our national graduate programmes are still running and we are working hard to ensure that we continue to deliver our programmes to the highest standard while safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, participants, candidates, policing colleagues, and the public.

This is an unprecedented time but please be assured that we are here to support you.


National Graduate Leadership Programme

Our National Graduate Leadership Programme assessment centres moved from face-to-face to digital delivery on Tuesday 17 March 2020 and are almost complete. Planning for our Summer Academy continues, with digital contingencies being put in place should they be required.

National Detective Programme

Our National Detective Programme will launch later in Spring as planned and the official date will be announced in the coming weeks. Digital contingencies are being put in place for our assessment and selection process should they be required.

Do you want
to change the world?


Join one of our national graduate programmes and have a positive impact on communities. We attract, recruit and train outstanding graduates to be inspirational leaders as neighbourhood police officers and trainee detectives across England and Wales.


Our national graduate programmes


Over five years we’ve partnered with over 30 police forces across England and Wales to provide career opportunities nationwide.

Applications are now open for our
National Detective Programme. See all forces currently recruiting for the programme here.



Join Police Now’s national graduate programmes


Our national graduate programmes offer you a career opportunity like no other: develop leadership skills in a unique environment while making a real and lasting difference to vulnerable communities impacted by crime.

National Detective Programme


Develop core policing skills required in modern investigative work over our two-year National Detective Programme. You’ll play an integral part in solving crimes, taking ownership to make communities safer.

Are you inquisitive? A problem solver? Do you notice what others would miss?


Find out more

National Graduate Leadership Programme


Throughout the two-year programme, we’ll develop your leadership skills so you can be a visible leader in your community. You’ll develop skills in negotiation, problem solving, decision-making, and emotional intelligence as a neighbourhood police officer.

Are you resilient? Are you ready to make a lasting impact in communities?


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Your impact:
change the story


Anti-Social behaviour (ASB) has entrenched communities across England & Wales. Police Now participants have worked to proactively reduce this crime by 11.7% whereas ASB in communities without a Police Now participant only saw a reduction of 7.2%.

For many people, the fear of crime is an everyday experience – we inspire our participants to make a difference.

Join us. Change the story.



Your career: becoming a leader


We’re proud that 80% of our participants stay in policing with many pursuing promotions on completion of the two-year programme. But whether you develop a long-term leadership career in policing, or move on to other vital roles, the skills and experiences you’ll gain through Police Now will equip you for a successful career.

Why diversity and inclusion matters

We believe our unique differences connect us.

The police service is striving to be reflective of the communities it serves and alongside our partner forces, we’re making an important contribution to workforce reform and representation. 

We’ve won numerous industry awards for our work in this area, voted for by university students and experts in the field, including:

  The Institute of Student Employers Student Recruitment Award for Diversity and Inclusion

  The TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards for Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

  The Employer Brand Management Award for Best Diversity Brand

Together we are stronger.

Our mission


Police Now’s mission is to transform communities by recruiting, developing and inspiring leaders in policing.


About us

400 graduates started their policing career with us in 2019 with growth predicted for 2020

National Detective Programme


Applications now open



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