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FRONTLINE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

The next move for leaders like you

The Police Now Frontline Leadership Programme is a one-year leadership development programme which prepares police officers with high potential for promotion to leadership roles. The programme is open to all eligible officers from our partner forces who are aiming to progress from constable to sergeant rank.

The programme consists of five in-person taught days, with online learning modules between each taught day designed to consolidate and implement your learning, with support from your dedicated Progression and Development Officer throughout.

The taught days are designed to progressively build your skillset to help you achieve promotion, improve your operational competence, and prepare you to become an outstanding policing leader of the future.

Programme Launch Taught Day 1

Taught Day 2

Taught Day 3

Taught Day 4

Graduation Taught Day 5

12 month programme

The programme is focused on developing your potential regardless of background or career route. It’s a programme for police officers who want to positively change the destiny of communities, leading from the front in ways that build trust and confidence in our police service.  

It supports talented police officers from all backgrounds and pays particular attention to the barriers often faced by officers from underrepresented groups.  

what you will gain from the programme

SINCE THE PROGRAMMES LAUNCH IN 2021, POLICE NOW ARE SUPPORTING OVER 600 CONSTABLES TOWARDS PROMOTION TO SERGEANT.
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In-force collaboration

We partner with police forces across England and Wales. Participating forces will select a senior sponsor who’s committed to the success of the Frontline Leadership Programme and will work with Police Now to enable you succeed on the programme. They’ll set the expectation in force that police officers taking part in the programme are expected to apply for promotion at the earliest opportunity.

Lead the change

PREPARE TO LEAD

Promotion brings greater responsibility and opportunity to lead change, for your team and for the communities you serve.

The Frontline Leadership Programme is designed specifically for police officers who want to positively change the destiny of communities, leading from the front in ways that build trust and confidence in our police service.

It will equip you to tackle current and future policing challenges with the highest level of policing practice and leadership capability.

You’ll be part of a culture of innovation, with a leadership mindset and approach that will serve you for your next promotion opportunity and allow you to succeed and thrive throughout your entire career.

 

        The aims of the programme:

  • Improving public service outcomes: reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, increasing public confidence in policing through a radical improvement in frontline.
  • Significantly improve diversity and social mobility: encouraging, developing and supporting talented individuals from underrepresented groups to reach sergeant and inspector ranks.
  • Sustainable cultural change: creating a cadre of frontline leaders who take a modern and effective approach to leadership.

ARE YOU READY TO LEAD THE CHANGE?

"It's an amazing opportunity, once you step into that leadership role, to start to shape the organisation."

Upile Mtitimila | Detective Inspector, Cheshire Constabulary

It’s the work you put in that makes you right for the job

It takes determination and commitment to lead positive change.

Promotion brings greater responsibility and opportunity to lead change, for your team and for the communities you serve. This programme is designed specifically for police officers who want to positively change the destiny of communities, leading from the front in ways that build trust and confidence in our police service.

We use innovative learning techniques to develop disruptive leaders equipped to tackle current and future policing challenges. Our curriculum teams are made up of educationalists and policing professionals using best practice techniques that build operational confidence.

Evidence-based problem solving and emotional intelligence, particularly empathy, are essential leadership skills in policing for building public confidence, valuing diversity and difference and making sure officers are equipped to deal with the range of emotional situations they will find on the policing frontline. The programme produces leaders who can address long term challenges and lead positive change, building frontline effectiveness and strengthening teams within the police service. It will equip you to tackle current and future policing challenges with the highest level of policing practice and leadership capability.

You’ll be part of a culture of innovation, with a leadership mindset and approach that will serve you for your next promotion opportunity and allow you to succeed and thrive throughout your entire career.

BE THE LEADER YOU WANT TO SEE

Diversity drives innovation and significantly improves performance on the frontline.

Developing a diverse group of exceptional police officers who are representative of the communities they serve is essential in building public trust and improving effectiveness in policing. Better representation leads to a stronger understanding of the challenges faced by our communities. In turn, this means more effective solutions that are better suited to the needs of our communities.​
 
Representative policing is at the core of all our programmes. We actively encourage and support the development of officers from diverse backgrounds and aim to increase diversity in senior ranks.

Upile Mtitimila | Detective Inspector
Cheshire Constabulary

“Equal representation is so important in senior ranks because that's where critical decisions are made that shape an entire organisation and institution and a police force."

"I joined the Frontline Leadership Programme because I wanted to utilise the network, learning material, and development opportunities available. What really sold the programme to me was the mock board interview practice, as from previous experience going in front of the board, I knew this was an area I wanted to develop my confidence in.

I think it’s important to take the support that’s offered to you and always strive to learn new skills and develop existing ones, in order to get where you want to be and start affecting real change as a leader in policing."

Police Constable Emma Cantrell-Johnson,

Humberside Police

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