What will the written task involve?
During the National Detective Programme written exercise, you will be given multiple sources of information, which you are required to use to form a written response using your laptop. The task is designed to assess your ability to absorb and process information and then formulate a written response as a result.
On the day, you’ll be given a login to our assessment platform. During the digital session, the facilitator will talk you through what is required – you’ll then begin the written task. Click here to view an example format of how the written task will look.
As a Trainee Detective Constable, you are required to source and manage multiple sources of information simultaneously. This requires a highly attentive attention to detail in communication. This skill is critical to several elements of the role including gathering statements, writing crime reports and preparing handover information. You need to be able to present the outputs of your analysis in a clear, thorough and often persuasive way to a wide range of collaborators and stakeholders.