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 and are now complete. We have continued to onboard offer holders digitally and our academy continues, with digital contingencies being put in place for elements of the training.

National Detective Programme

Our National Detective Programme launched in April as planned with digital assessment centres running throughout June and July. We saw unprecedented interest in the programme and would like to thank all applicants for their interest.

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.

The Times Top 100 Graduate Eamployers

Our national graduate programmes

Over five years we’ve partnered with over 30 police forces across England and Wales to provide career opportunities nationwide. As we continue to grow we are striving to bring our programme to more forces.

Applications are now closed for our national graduate programmes, register your interest to be the first to hear when we are accepting applications.


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?

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?

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.

What's it like to join the police?

Our mission

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

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