JOIN US CHANGE THE STORY Develop leadership skills for life on Police Now's national graduate programmes

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.

Our national graduate programmes

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

Applications are now closed for our national graduate programmes.

Register your interest to hear more about Police Now and our national graduate programmes.

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Current programmes

Police Now offer two national graduate programmes. Which one is right for you?  

Find out what each programme offers and what the role of a neighbourhood police officer or police detective is like.

National Graduate Leadership Programme

As a neighbourhood police officer you will work within diverse communities, devise long term strategic solutions and work collaboratively in a multi agency approach to solve crimes and systemic problems.

National Detective Programme

As a detective you care, it’s a serious career choice. You act on instinct and grow your capacity to change communities by delivering excellence in policing.

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.

Become a leader

Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme is a salaried, two-year programme to train graduates to become leaders in neighbourhood policing.

This is a unique opportunity to make a real and immediate impact while developing transferable leadership skills for life. 

Placed in communities challenged by crime, you’ll develop innovative ideas to tackle the most complex issues facing the most vulnerable in society. 

Become a leader

Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme is a salaried, two-year programme to train graduates to become leaders in neighbourhood policing.

This is a unique opportunity to make a real and immediate impact while developing transferable leadership skills for life. 

Placed in communities challenged by crime, you’ll develop innovative ideas to tackle the most complex issues facing the most vulnerable in society. 

Latia Suen | Neighbourhood police officer

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.