Police Now
Impact report 2022/23

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Chief Constable Gavin Stephens

“I am delighted to introduce Police Now’s Impact Report 2022/23. Surrey Police have partnered with Police Now since 2016, with a shared commitment to making our communities safer and tackling the challenges facing policing and wider society.

It is vital that police forces become more diverse organisations, not only to better represent and respect the differences in the communities we serve, but also to get better at what we do – building on public trust and confidence. Police Now officers are helping us to achieve this in Surrey, putting victims first and protecting our communities to help make Surrey a county that is safe, and feels safe. Alongside their commitment to solving problems and protecting communities, Police Now officers also bring in diverse perspectives and experiences that are helping us to challenge ourselves, and each other, to innovate, to learn and create friendly and inclusive working environments.

As the case studies and data in this report demonstrate, a career in policing offers an unparalleled opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable people in society and serve the public, whilst also developing your own talents and leadership skills. If you are considering a career in policing, we would love to welcome you into the policing family with Police Now”.

Gavin Stephens QPM, Chair of National Police Chiefs’ Council

Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and increase the public’s confidence in the police service by recruiting, developing and inspiring outstanding and diverse individuals to be leaders in society and on the policing frontline.

Our story so far

Police Now was created in 2014 by a small group of junior frontline police officers who wanted to serve communities better; by building on policing’s strengths and challenging its weaknesses. Police Now has since partnered with 35 police forces in England and Wales, selecting, recruiting, and developing over 2,798 police officers through the National Graduate Leadership Programme and the National Detective Programme. Alongside this, Police Now’s Frontline Leadership Programme for aspiring sergeants and inspectors has enrolled an additional 410 participants to date.

Police Now’s Impact Chain

We strive for lasting impact in communities and policing, ensuring a positive and inclusive experience for all

SHORT TERM IMPACT

Attracting and recruiting outstanding and diverse individuals who are trained and supported to solve the most pressing challenges facing policing and society, challenge cultures, cultivate new ideas and drive better outcomes for communities. 

MEDIUM TERM IMPACT

Development of outstanding and diverse leaders in policing who adopt a growth mindset, are aligned to the Code of Ethics and the principles of procedural and organisational justice.

LONG TERM IMPACT

Increase public confidence in policing, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

Positive and inclusive experience for all

Ensuring a positive and inclusive experience of policing for all Police Now participants, force colleagues, staff and partners, where all voices, ideas and perspectives are valued and innovation can thrive.

Police Now’s Programmes

Launched in 2015, we have partnered with 32 forces to recruit 2,084 participants to date.

Recruit and retain brilliant talent at the highest possible diversity.

Equip participants with core policing and investigative skills to be excellent uniform constables and neighbourhood problem-solvers.

Instill in participants a role modelling culture of organisational justice inside the police station and procedural justice on the street.

Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and increase public confidence in the police service.

Act as a springboard for future promotion, lateral development and leadership without rank.

Launched in 2019, we have partnered with 24 forces to recruit 714 participants to date.

Recruit and retain brilliant talent at the highest possible diversity.

Equip participants with core policing and investigative skills to be excellent detective constables.

Instill in participants a role modelling culture of organisational justice inside the police station and procedural justice on the street.

Deliver increased public and victim satisfaction through utilising a problem-solving mindset, identifying vulnerability and managing risk.

Act as a springboard for future promotion, lateral development and leadership without rank.

Launched in 2021, we have partnered with 22 forces to support 410 officers to date.

Develop and support brilliant officers already in service, including both Police Now alumni and non-alumni.

Helping to ensure ethical and effective frontline leadership at the most impactful ranks of sergeant and inspector.

Act as a springboard for visible diversity and representation at senior levels for underrepresented groups, particularly women and ethnic minority officers.

Highly competitive programmes for outstanding and diverse talent

Demand and competitiveness for a place on one of Police Now’s programmes is high, ensuring we select only the most talented and motivated individuals with genuine leadership potential to transform communities and policing.

Police Now have brought over 2,798 talented and diverse police officers into policing to date through the National Graduate Leadership Programme (2,084) and National Detective Programme (714). 

There were 28 applications for every place on Police Now’s programmes starting in 2022/23:​

28 : 1

Applications per place on Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme and National Detective Programme 2022 and 2023

Devon & Cornwall Police

Police Now | Devon & Cornwall Constabulary
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Shaun Sawyer

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 8

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled:

Case studies: