How the programme works

Millie Tanner | Temporary Inspector, Thames Valley Police

Take the lead

Your commitment to progress is what makes you leadership material

Alongside a network of driven individuals from forces across the country, you’ll be exposed to the innovative learning techniques that develop disruptive leaders, equipping you to tackle current and future policing challenges in a frontline leadership role.

The programme is challenging and the onus is on you to take individual responsibility to address these challenges. But, you’ll be supported through input from the peer group and your Progression and Development Officer, as well as online content focused on personal wellbeing and supporting the wellbeing of others.

Programme learning modules

The programme covers three core areas:

Navigating the promotion process

We equip you with the essential knowledge and understanding of how to navigate the promotion process.

You’ll work to understand your force-specific promotion process with support from your Police Now Progression and Development Officer and your peer group. You’ll have opportunities to take part in skills practice sessions, coming away with the foundational knowledge you’ll need to be successful in the promotion process.

This includes a solid understanding of the National Policing Promotion Framework and the Competency & Values Framework, and how to practically structure and apply this.

Improving operational competence

We build on your existing operational experience with the knowledge and tools you’ll need to demonstrate the competencies needed for promotion. You’ll be supported by your Progression and Development Officer to actively seek out opportunities to fill any operational gaps that you identify through your skills and knowledge gap analysis.

The programme will embed important skills such as:

    • – Building a growth mindset.
    • – Reflective practice.
    • – How to influence others.

You’ll have time to practise these skills and get targeted feedback to build your confidence and competence.

Preparing for leadership

We focus on developing a culture of leadership and innovation to tackle long-standing policing challenges in communities challenged by crime.

You’ll develop your own authentic leadership style, with practical takeaways to help you implement your learning from day one on the job and beyond. You’ll develop skills that will support you in utilising your network and leading change within your force and community.

The programme is designed to create a sense of insurgency and urgency. We’ll help inspire and renew your drive to continue your own development and progress to lead change in policing.

Programme outline

The programme is a fully participative experience. Structured sessions are active and dynamic with a significant amount of practical scenarios woven throughout. You’ll often work in small peer groups to address the challenging and complex issues that you will face along the promotion journey and as a leader in the current and future policing climate.

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

Frontline Leadership Programme Timeline

Everything you receive or encounter as part of the programme will have an explicit developmental purpose, allowing you to drive a consistent personal experience across each element of the programme.

Photo of participants at the Frontline Leadership Programme Taught Day 1
Photo of participants at the Frontline Leadership Programme Taught Day 1
Photo of participants at the Frontline Leadership Programme Taught Day 1

Photographs from a recent taught day.

Programme timeline

Applications are now closed.

In the meantime, you can check you're eligibility and register your interest for future intakes.

Book your digital information session

Join us if you are considering applying for the Frontline Leadership Programme and would like to find out more about the programme, Police Now, and more about the application process.

Our digital information sessions will last one hour and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. The session will include a presentation on the below.

After the presentation a Q&A will follow, giving you the opportunity to ask a member of the Police Now Recruitment team any questions you have. Click below to see a range of available digital information session dates and select the one most suitable for you. Once you have registered, we will follow up with joining information. We very much look forward to meeting you at the information sessions.

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