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Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and increase the public’s confidence in the police service by recruiting, developing and inspiring outstanding and diverse individuals to be leaders in society and on the policing frontline.

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Police Now attract, recruit and train outstanding graduates with leadership potential to be inspirational detectives and police officers who transform communities. Not just for people today, but for generations to come.

We believe that given the highest levels of support and freedom, detectives and police officers can contribute to changing lives. Equipping participants with core policing skills, our two-year leadership development programmes help develop leadership, communication and problem-solving skills that will serve graduates, and the wider community, for a lifetime.

Our National Detective Programme is designed to equip graduates with the core policing skills required in modern investigative work. Throughout the two-year training programme participants play an integral part in solving crimes while developing leadership, communication and problem-solving skills. 

Our National Graduate Leadership Programme trains and develops graduates to become leaders in neighbourhood policing. Participants are placed in some of the most challenging communities in England and Wales, getting to know the issues up close and developing innovative ideas and techniques to tackle the challenges residents are facing.

WHY WE DO IT

We’re looking for talented graduates from all degree disciplines to join our National Detective Programme and National Graduate Leadership Programme to make a lasting difference in some of the most vulnerable communities in England and Wales.

Supporting
The police service

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Police Now works with over 30 forces throughout England and Wales to find outstanding police officers and detectives. We select and recruit highly competent graduates to play an important role in supporting the nation’s police in their efforts to increase the number of officers across England and Wales.

Police Now is an independent social enterprise, supported by the Home Office. That means we’re an organisation that aims to bring about improvements in society rather than profits for our organisation.

Through our attraction, recruitment and innovative training programmes, we supply our partner police forces across England and Wales with the talented, driven graduates they need to drive results.

Our awards

Since our inception in 2015 we have won more than 35 awards, from our market-leading diversity and inclusion strategies to our innovative marketing campaigns and recruitment process, through to our two-year training and development programmes. We’re also delighted to share that we were the highest climber in 2019-2020 Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, as voted for by university finalists.

Reports

The Case for Change report explains how we seek to break the cycle of crime and deprivation as well as provide high quality day-to-day policing.

Our Impact Report demonstrates the impact Police Now participants, alumni and partners are having in communities across the England and Wales.

Meet the leadership team

Kurtis Christoforides - Chief Executive Officer
Kurtis Christoforides

Chief Executive Officer

Clare Power

Chief Marketing Officer

Penny Jerrum - Policing and Home Affairs Director
Penny Jerrum

Chief Operating Officer

Rachel Kershaw - Programmes Director
Rachel Kershaw

Programmes Director

Cat Moughton

Head of People

Rob
Rob Murray

Head of the National Graduate Leadership Programme

Amelia Tanner

Head of National Detective Programme

Katryna Smyth

Head of Recruitment

Erik Rivas

Head of Employer Brand and Recruitment Marketing

Vickie Custy - Head of Communications and External Affairs
Vickie Custy

Head of Media and Communications

Ola Daly - Head of Impact and Insights
Ola Daly

Head of Impact and Insights

Shaun-Daly
Shaun Daly

Head of Force Partnerships

Kim Halliday - Head of Finance and IT
Kim Halliday

Head of Finance and IT

Meet the board of trustees

The Police Now board draws on commercial and policing experience across a diverse range of individuals from different backgrounds. The board helps to steer the strategic and operational direction of the organisation.

Sir Ian Powell

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Police Now

Rhammel Afflick

Consultant and Head of Advocacy and Communications, The British Youth Council

Helen Ball QPM

Former Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

James Bowler CB

Permanent Secretary, Her Majesty's Treasury

Jennifer Tsim

Partner, Oliver Wyman

Lord Simon Woolley of Woodford

Principal at Homerton College, Cambridge University

Judith Clegg

CEO and founder, Takeout

DCC Louisa Rolfe OBE board member | Police Now
Louisa Rolfe OBE

Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

Dominic Fry

Former Communications and Investor Relations Director, Marks & Spencer

Amelia Tanner

Detective Inspector, Thames Valley Police

Caitlin Kinsella

Group Director of Employee Engagement, D&I and Responsible Business, Capita

Matthew Cooper

Police Constable, West Midlands Police

Sir-Ian-Powell
Sir Ian Powell

Chair, Police Now
Chair, Flint Global
Former Chair & Senior Partner, PwC

Dominic-Fry
Dominic Fry

Deputy Chair, Police Now
Former Communications and Investor Relations Director, Marks & Spencer

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Lord Simon Woolley of Woodford

Principal at Homerton College, Cambridge Founder & Director, Operation Black Vote

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Louisa Rolfe OBE

Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

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James Bowler CB

Permanent Secretary, His Majesty's Treasury

Helen-Ball-QPM
Helen Ball QPM

Former Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

Rhammel-Afflick
Rhammel Afflick

Consultant and Head of Advocacy and Communications, The British Youth Council

Jennifer-Tsim
Jennifer Tsim

Partner, Oliver Wyman

Judith-Clegg
Judith Clegg

CEO and founder, Takeout

Caitlin-Kinsella
Caitlin Kinsella

Group Director of Employee Engagement, D&I and Responsible Business, Capita

Matthew-Cooper
Matthew Cooper

Police Now Participant
Police Constable
West Midlands Police

Victoria-Tillbrook
Victoria Tillbrook

Chartered Accountant & Partner, PwC

Customer Insights,
Futures and Impact Board Committee

Helen Ball (Chair)

Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

Louisa Rolfe

Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

Gavin Stephens

Chief Constable, Surrey Police

Jason Hogg

Deputy Chief Constable, Thames Valley Police

Phil Cain

Deputy Chief Constable, North Yorkshire Police

Sarah Crew

Temporary Chief Constable, Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Mike O’Hara

Assistant Chief Constable, West Midlands Police

Rhammel Afflick

Freelance consultant

Millie Tanner

Inspector, Thames Valley Police

Upile Mtitimila
Upile Mtitimila

Detective Inspector, Cheshire Constabulary

Richard Leicester - latest
Richard Leicester

Assistant Chief Officer, Kent Police & Essex Police

James Darley

Chief Executive Officer, Transform Society

Joanna Tilley

Neighbourhood police officer

Partner with us

Partner with us and together we’ll have the power to make a sustainable long-term impact on society. Police Now’s mission is to transform communities by recruiting, developing, and inspiring leaders in policing.

Clare Power

Recruitment and Marketing Director

Clare is passionate about recruiting the very best graduates into policing from a diverse range of backgrounds. Clare’s responsibility spans marketing and attraction of graduates through to selection, assessment and onboarding of candidates to Police Now’s national graduate programmes.

Joni Ferns

Chief Operating Officer

Joni is responsible for daily operations and is focused on developing Police Now’s Strategy, Finance, HR, IT, Legal, Compliance, Research & Insight and Operating Model.

Devon & Cornwall Police

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Shaun Sawyer

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 8

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled:

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