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Leadership Development Programme

Police Now participants are supported by an LDO assigned to them for the duration of the two-year programme.

LDOs arrange regular development and training events Police Now participants. Aimed at enhancing their personal and professional development, training covers disciplines such as Public Speaking, Evidence Based Policing and Optimising Digital Opportunities. The result is that every officer is equipped with skills that can be used within the police, and beyond.

Each Police Now officer spends their first 28 days in-force with an experienced and enthusiastic mentor working alongside them. This allows them to put the skills learned at the Academy into practice alongside another officer with plenty of experience.

LDOs arrange a development and training event at least once a month for all new Police Now officers. Aimed at enhancing their personal and professional development, training covers disciplines such as Public Speaking, Project Management and Writing for Social Change, as well as insight sessions into other sectors of the police. The result is that every officer is equipped with skills that can be used within the police, and beyond.

Over the course of the two-year programme, Police Now runs five 100-Day IMPACT Events, giving officers the platform to show the positive contributions they’ve made within their communities. Visitors are more than welcome to attend these events – everyone from members of the Home Office and corporate partners to local residents.

As part of the two-year programme, officers can take advantage of the Police Now secondment programme, giving them the chance to experience up to a four-week secondment, either in a specific area of policing or with one of our many prestigious partners, such as KPMG, Accenture, PA Consulting and the Civil Service.

Line managers are key to the success of an officer’s progress while they’re on the programme. So it’s important that they engage with Police Now’s LDOs, while providing officers with the time to create effective presentations and attend leadership development sessions.

For further information on Police Now, or if you want to find out how to sign up your force to the programme, please contact the team at forcepartners@policenow.org.uk.