Upile Mtitimila | Detective Sergeant, Cheshire Constabulary


The programme operates in partnership with police forces, the Home Office, and with sponsorship from Chief Constables and senior officers.

You need to drive your development on the programme, but you will have access to specialist knowledge and resources across our national network to help you succeed.

You’ll be part of a peer group of like-minded police officers drawn from forces across England and Wales. Sharing knowledge, help and advice with others who have similar experiences to you, you will support, challenge and develop one another throughout the programme and beyond.


You will lead your own progress through the programme. To help you do this, you’ll have access to a dedicated Police Now Progression and Development Officer throughout the programme.

They’ll mentor and coach you to make sure you have a comprehensive understanding of each module and are able to implement the knowledge you acquire. You’ll get one-to-one feedback on the practical elements of the programme and work together on a gap analysis to fill any knowledge or skills gaps.

Your Progression and Development Officer is there to empower you so you can take personal responsibility for your own development journey. With their support, you’ll make rapid and sustained progress, owning your own development on the programme and beyond.


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 to dive your work for 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.

Applications for the Police Now Frontline Leadership Programme are now open. For this cohort of the programme we are partnered with Avon and Somerset Police, Humberside Police, Lancashire Constabulary, Metropolitan Police Service, South Yorkshire Police, Surrey Police, Sussex Police, Thames Valley Police, West Mercia Police, and West Midlands Police.


You’ll be part of a peer group drawn from forces across England and Wales, sharing knowledge, experiences, help and advice with officers in the same position as you.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a consistent group of peers to build strong relationships and investment in the development and progress of your whole group. This network of like-minded peers supports, challenges and develops one another throughout the programme through cross-force peer to peer group sessions.

“Having a national peer network is really helpful. It means our officers can learn and grow from speaking to each other. They can problem solve together, even though they're in different forces.”

Pippa Mildred | Network Development Manager, Police Now


As part of the Police Now family, you’ll have access to national networking and collaboration opportunities through our national affinity networks and Connection for Life programme. Designed to build your confidence and help you develop connections to support your promotion journey, these networks will continue to provide help, advice and development across your entire career.

This includes hearing from a diverse range of influential leaders from within policing and across the public, private and third sectors, who’ll give you privileged insight into leadership methods, techniques and mindsets.

Devon & Cornwall Police

Police Now | Devon & Cornwall Constabulary

Shaun Sawyer

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

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No. of police officers enrolled: 8

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