All officers arrive at the Summer Academy having completed a bespoke e-learning package designed by Police Now. This covers key legislation and fundamental knowledge that Police officers must have. This means that more lesson time can be spent applying the legislation to real life scenarios instead of learning it from scratch.
The Academy itself is very intense, with Police Now participants working long days – just as they might have to on the job. They are given front-line policing experience through field training when, paired with an experienced and enthusiastic constable, each officer is deployed to the streets of London as part of a response team. Throughout these shifts officers are assessed on their performance in real-life policing scenarios to ensure they are demonstrating the required competencies.
After the Summer Academy, Police Now participants spend a further week familiarising themselves with local policies, procedures and systems in their force. The in-force week is immediately followed and reinforced by a 8 to 12 week immersion period, which takes place in the officer’s neighbourhood.