We have a clear ambition to bring visible diversity and a variety of life experience to the frontline, ensuring officers are truly representative of the communities they serve.
We seek out unique individuals, many of whom have not previously considered policing as a career. Those that secure a place on our programmes become part of a growing network of inspirational Police Now ambassadors and alumni.
We have worked closely with experts to develop a blended approach to our assessment centres which minimises adverse impact potential. Candidate feedback from our most recent National Graduate Leadership Programme assessment centres found that 95% of candidates had a positive experience at the Assessment Centre and of Police Now1.
We aim to train, support and develop brilliant leaders with and without rank, to the highest standard. This is to ensure that Police Now participants excel in reducing crime, improving public confidence and performing well in complex operational environments, as soon as they join the service.
Above all, we strive to ensure that every single participant leaves our programmes with an experience which is unmatched in terms of quality, support and leadership development.
I understand the needs of the community I serve
All victims of crime are deserving of a good service
Measured via an online survey following attendance at the Assessment Centre for Police Now’s eighth National Graduate Leadership Programme cohort (n=368) 'You had a positive experience at the assessment centre and of Police Now' (strongly agree – strongly disagree). ↩
Based on applications for the National Graduate Leadership Programme for 2023: 3,149 applications for 114 places. ↩
Measured via an online survey at the start of Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme Academy in 2023 (n=89) 'Were you planning to join the police before you heard about Police Now?' ↩
Based on applications for the National Detective Programme for 2023: 6,180 applications for 227 places. ↩
Measured via an online survey at the start of Police Now’s National Detective Programme Academy in 2023 (n=216) 'Were you planning to join the police before you heard about Police Now?' ↩
Based on applications for the Frontline Leadership Programme for 2022/2023 (Year 2): 498 applications for 268 places. ↩
Measured via an online survey at the start of the Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme Academy in 2022 (n=141) 'What were your primary motivations for joining the Police Now programme, rather than applying direct to force?' ↩
London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime [MOPAC] (2017). Police Now Cohort 1: Final Evaluation Report. MOPAC. London. Results should be treated with caution due to low base sizes and sampling differences. ↩
Measured via an online survey after 12 months on the National Detective Programme (n=32). ‘Thinking about working with the public, please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Police should treat everyone with dignity and politeness. ↩
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