Throughout this part of the assessment we will be asking questions that are designed to assess how well you are likely to perform as a neighbourhood police officer on the Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme. The assessment has been developed by drawing upon real experiences and situations you are likely to face and takes you through events in a five-shift week of work in a busy station.
It will therefore give you a good insight into the hugely varied situations you might encounter in the role, and how these scenarios might link and unfold over time. While completing the week on the Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme you should imagine that you are on the programme and have already secured a role within the force.
You will be asked to respond in three ways:
Scenario questions: you will be presented with a scenario and four possible courses of action. You must choose a “Most effective” and “Least effective” option relating to the scenario from the four statements provided. There is no time limit for responding to these questions.
Written responses: you will be presented with a situation and asked to type your responses to the question in a text box, within a recommended word limit. There is no time limit for responding to these questions but it should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Make sure to complete your responses before selecting “Next” as you will be unable to return to this page again.
Video responses: you will be presented with a scenario and asked to record yourself answering the question. You will have three minutes’ preparation time and up to three minutes to record your answer.
You will have the opportunity to complete practice questions. These are designed to help you familiarise yourself with how to respond to the scenario questions and allows you to be comfortable with using the technology to video your response. The practice questions are not scored.