digital assessment centre

Welcome to Ashview:
Police Now’s virtual neighbourhood

What does it mean to be a neighbourhood police officer? What’s involved in the day to day role? What traits will you need to drive positive change?

Ashview is a community created entirely to provide you with a unique and fully immersive experience of life as a neighbourhood police officer. You won’t find Ashview on Google Maps, but you’ll get to experience our virtual neighbourhood first-hand as you take on the role of a neighbourhood police officer during your National Graduate Leadership Programme assessment centre experience.

This is your chance to see what day-to-day life as a neighbourhood leader and problem solver in the community is all about, and to decide whether neighbourhood policing and the Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme is really is for you. You’ll get a snapshot of the role you can play in bringing about positive impact and change for vulnerable communities, as you experience a series of scenarios designed to give you the chance to showcase your character, attitude and aptitude for neighbourhood policing.

You should expect to be challenged and inspired in equal measure, but whatever your background and previous experience you will be supported every step of the way. At the end of the experience you’ll have a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities involved in the role of neighbourhood police officer.

What to expect?

There will be different types of activity involved in your assessment centre experience, all designed to give you a unique insight into the role you have applied for while gaining valuable feedback on your performance.

Throughout the day, you’ll be in charge of prioritising and managing your own time as tasks arrive with you. Some of these tasks you’ll be able to prepare for, and some are designed to see your natural reactions when dealing with the unexpected. You’ll also have an opportunity to find more about the programme and have your questions answered.

What we’re looking for

Jacob Reeves | Neighbourhood police officer

This is our opportunity to see what really makes you tick. It’s not a test of policing knowledge. We’re interested in how you think and respond to new and challenging situations. We want to see how you react in different scenarios, and your ability to reflect and learn from your experiences throughout the day. As a trusted member in the community, you’ll also be constantly aware of events across the globe and the impact it may have on members of your community.

 

We’ll be looking at your thinking in response to the challenges you’ll face and how you respond in a fast moving and ever-changing environment. We’ll also look at how you work collaboratively, your ability to interpret emotions, and how you learn and adapt throughout the day.

Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. This is not a test of your current knowledge.  We are looking for your potential to become a neighbourhood police officer by giving you the opportunity to experience what the role involves.

To ensure we recruit outstanding graduates who will thrive in their policing role, you’ll be assessed to ensure you are aligned with Police Now’s mission, competencies and values. Make sure you have spent time reading about the competencies and values you will be assessed against.

Extra Support

Do you feel you need extra support or any reasonable adjustments? Get in touch with our team.

We value your unique background and experiences.  This may mean you will need extra support or reasonable adjustments to help you in your assessment centre experience. You’ll have full access to our selection team who can support your journey, so please make sure to discuss anything on your mind prior to the day.

What you need to know for the day

We’ve put together a range of hints and tips to assist you in experiencing your digital assessment centre day.

We also encourage you to sign-up to one of our digital assessment centre information sessions.

 

What will happen afterwards?

We’ll be in touch again within two weeks to let you know the outcome and you will also receive feedback on your performance in the assessment at this time.

Do you need to chat to someone about the digital assessment centre?

Our team will be happy to support you with any technical queries or guidance on completing the online assessment. You can email us or chat to someone live from 10:00-15:00 Monday-Friday.

Devon & Cornwall Police

Police Now | Devon & Cornwall Constabulary
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Shaun Sawyer

Chief Constable

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