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

Impact map

Police Now work with forces and individuals across England and Wales to create a positive impact where it is needed the most.

This map shows a variety of case studies that illustrate the impact Police Now participants have had on our national graduate programmes. You will also see how many participants we have enrolled across our cohorts.

Select an area to discover the impact Police Now is having in our partner forces.

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)

Procedural justice
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

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

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

Cheshire Constabulary

Police Now | Cheshire Constabulary
Cheshire - Darren Martland

Darren Martland

Chief Constable

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

Essex Police

Essex Police Jobs
Essex - BJ Harrington

BJ Harrington

Chief Constable

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

Greater Manchester Police

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

Ian Hopkins

Chief Constable

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

Hertfordshire Police

Police Now | Hertfordshire Police
Hertfordshire - Charlie Hall QPM

Charlie Hall QPM

Chief Constable

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

Humberside Police

Police Now | Humberside Police
CC Lee Freeman

Lee Freeman

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

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

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the Humberside Police website www.humberside.police.uk

Kent Police

Police Now | Kent Police
Alan Pughsley

Alan Pughsley

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 6

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the Kent Police website www.kent.police.uk

Lancashire Constabulary

Police Now | Lancashire Constabulary
Lancaster - Andy Rhodes

Andy Rhodes

Chief Constable

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

Merseyside Police

Police Now | Merseyside Police
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Andy Cooke

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 7 5

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the Merseyside Police website www.merseyside.police.uk

Northamptonshire Police

Police Now | Northamptonshire Police
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Nick Adderley

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 6 7

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the Northamptonshire Police website www.northants.police.uk

Northumbria Police

Police Now | Northumbria Police
Northumbria - Winton Keenen

Winton Keenen

Chief Constable

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

North Wales Police

Police Now | North Wales Police
Carl Foulkes

Carl Foulkes

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

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

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 9

Visit the North Wales Police website www.north-wales.police.uk

North Yorkshire Police

Police Now | North Yorkshire Police
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Lisa Winward

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

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

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the North Yorkshire Police website northyorkshire.police.uk

South Wales Police

Police Now | South Wales Police
CC_Matt_Jukes-3

Matt Jukes

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: 11

Visit the South Wales Police website www.south-wales.police.uk

South Yorkshire Police

Police Now | South Yorkshire Police
Chief Constable Stephen Watson

Stephen Watson

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 12 46

National Detective Programme

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

Case studies:

Visit the South Yorkshire website www.southyorks.police.uk

Staffordshire Police

Police Now | Staffordshire Police
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Gareth Morgan

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 9 8 9

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 9

Visit the Staffordshire Police website www.staffordshire.police.uk

Surrey Police

Police Now | Surrey Police
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Gavin Stephens

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 5 10 14 25

National Detective Programme

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

Case studies:

Visit the Surrey Police website surrey.police.uk

Sussex Police

Police Now | Sussex Police
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Jo Shiner

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 5 5 12 36

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the Sussex Police website sussex.police.uk

Thames Valley Police

Police Now | Thames Valley Police
TVP - John Campbell

John Campbell

Chief Constable

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

Warwickshire Police

Police Now | Warwickshire Police
MartinJelley

Martin Jelley

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 2 6

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 8

Visit the Warwickshire Police website www.warwickshire.police.uk

West Mercia Police

Police Now | West Mercia Police
west mercia police chief constable

Anthony Bangham

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 5 7 11

National Detective Programme

Cohorts: —— —— —— —— 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 7

Visit the West Mercia Police website www.westmercia.police.uk

West Midlands Police

Police Now | West Midlands Police
West Midlands - Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson

Chief Constable

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

West Yorkshire Police

Police Now | West Yorkshire Police
john robins qpm

John Robins QPM

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

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

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the West Yorkshire Police website www.westyorkshire.police.uk

Bedfordshire Police

Police Now | Bedfordshire Police
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Garry Forsyth

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 10 4 9

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the Bedfordshire Police website www.bedfordshire.police.uk

Derbyshire Constabulary

Police Now | Derbyshire Constabulary
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Rachel Swann

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

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

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the Derbyshire Constabulary website www.derbyshire.police.uk

Dorset Police

Police Now | Dorset Police
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James Vaughan

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

Cohorts: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of police officers enrolled: 6

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the Dorset Police website www.dorset.police.uk

Hampshire Constabulary

Police Now | Hampshire Constabulary
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Olivia Pinkney

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

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

National Detective Programme

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

Visit the Hampshire Constabulary website www.hampshire.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

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: