IMPACT AND INSIGHTS

Police Now was created six years ago with a mission to recruit, develop and inspire leaders in policing.

We do this by attracting, recruiting and training graduates with leadership potential to be inspirational detectives and neighbourhood police officers who transform communities.

The impact that Police Now participants, alumni and partners have is at the core of everything we do, underpinned by a commitment to evaluation and continuous improvement. To monitor progress against our Case for Change and develop our programmes using an evidence-based approach, we gather and analyse data covering attraction, recruitment, diversity and inclusion, participant experience, attitudes and progression. Despite the challenges of doing so, Police Now also analyses data on crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB) and public confidence in the police in the communities where Police Now participants are posted, working in partnership with independent researchers and academic partners.

This page shares some of the insights available from our evaluations and wider research to date. Whether you are new to Police Now or are familiar with our work, we hope this research provides further insight into our progress to date and shows how we are using evidence and feedback to drive improvements in our programmes and better understand the impact of Police Now participants and their colleagues.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our impact and insights or to discuss potential research collaboration opportunities.

View our 2019/2020 Impact and Insights Report

Impact & Insights preview

Previous Impact and Insights Reports

Further research and insights

Policing research and insights

Applying research beyond the Ivory Tower: Reflections from Police Now
Published in Policing: A journal of Policy and Practice (Volume 14, Issue 1, 2020)

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Police Service
Police Now Insight Briefing (2020)

Insight and data from five years of Police Now recruiting, training and developing graduates in policing
Police Now Workforce Insights (2019)

Secondments in Policing
Police Now Insight Briefing (2019)

Developing an evidence-based police degree holder entry programme
Research conducted by MOPAC using Police Now as a ‘test bed’ for research (2018)

Evaluations of the Police Now programmes

Initial findings from the independent evaluation of Police Now’s first National Detective Programme 
Canterbury Christ Church University (2020)

Assessing Transmission and Translation of Learning about Evidence-Based Policing
Published in Policing: A journal of Policy and Practice (Volume 14, Issue 1, 2020)

Reflections on the MOPAC evaluation of Police Now’s first cohort 
Blog post by Gavin Hales, Police Foundation (2018) 
Blog post by David Spencer, Police Now CEO and Co-Founder (2018)

A two-year evaluation of the first cohort of Police Now participants in the MPS
Evidence and Insight Team, MOPAC  (2017)

Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Police Now | Avon & Somerset Constabulary
Andy Marsh QPM - A&S

Andy Marsh QPM

Chief Constable

Sue Mountstevens - PCC (A&S)

Sue Mountstevens

Police & Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 10 3 7 17

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 11

Case studies:

Visit the Avon & Somerset Constabulary website avonandsomerset.police.uk

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Police Now | Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Cambs - Nick Dean

Nick Dean

Chief Constable

Ray Bisby - PCC - Cambs

Ray Bisby

Police & Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 8 14 13 17

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 12

Case studies:

Visit the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website cambs.police.uk

Greater Manchester Police

Police Now | Greater Manchester Police
Ian Hopkins - Chief Constable - Greater Manchester Police

Ian Hopkins

Chief Constable

Andy Burnham - Mayor of Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham

Mayor of Greater Manchester

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 9 25 52 74

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 22

Case studies:

Visit the Greater Manchester Police website gmp.police.uk

City of London Police

Anokhi Chouhan | Police Now Graduate Scheme

Cressida Dick DBE QPM

Police and Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 69 51 53 55 90 99

National Detective Programme

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

Case studies:

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Visit the Metropolitan Police website met.police.uk

Essex Police

Essex Police Jobs
Essex - BJ Harrington

BJ Harrington

Chief Constable

Date: May 7 2016
Location: Colchester, Essex, England.
Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2016.
Pictured: Winning candidate for the Conservative Party, Roger Hirst, Essex's new Police and Crime Commissioner.

Roger Hurst

Police & Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 9 10 10 12

National Detective Programme

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

Case studies:

Visit the Essex Police website essex.police.uk

Hertfordshire Police

Police Now | Hertfordshire Police
Hertfordshire - Charlie Hall QPM 2

Charlie Hall QPM

Chief Constable

David Lloyd - PCC - Hertfordshire

David Lloyd

Police & Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 8 12 11 12

National Detective Programme

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

Case studies:

Visit the Hertfordshire Police website herts.police.uk

Lancashire Constabulary

Police Now | Lancashire Constabulary
Lancaster - Andy Rhodes 2

Andy Rhodes

Chief Constable

Clive Grunshaw - PCC - Lancarshire

Clive Grunshaw

Police & Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 13 16 24

National Detective Programme

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

Case studies:

Visit the Lancashire Constabulary website lancashire.police.uk

Metropolitan Police Service

Met - Cressida Dick QPM

Cressida Dick DBE QPM

Chief Constable and Police & Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 69 51 53 55 90 99

National Detective Programme

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

Case studies:

Visit the Metropolitan Police Service website met.police.uk

Northumbria Police

Police Now | Northumbria Police
Northumbria - Winton Keenen

Winton Keenen

Chief Constable

Kim McGuinness - PCC - Northumbria

Kim McGuinness

Police & Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 18 21 31

National Detective Programme

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

Case studies:

Visit the Northumbria Police website: northumbria.police.uk

Thames Valley Police

Police Now | Thames Valley Police
TVP - John Campbell 2

John Campbell

Chief Constable

Anthony Stansfeld - PCC - TVP

Anthony Stansfeld

Police & Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 9 12 13 11

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the Thames Valley Police website thamesvalley.police.uk

West Midlands Police

Police Now | West Midlands Police
West Midlands - Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson

Chief Constable

David Jamieson - PCC - WMP

David Jamieson

Police & Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 14 20 14 14 92

National Detective Programme

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

Case studies:

Visit the West Midlands Police website west-midlands.police.uk

Cheshire Constabulary

Police Now | Cheshire Constabulary
cheshire - Darren Martland

Darren Martland

Chief Constable

David Keane - PCC - Cheshire

David Keane

Police & Crime Commissioner

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 9

National Detective Programme

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

Case studies:

Visit the Cheshire Constabulary website cheshire.police.uk