Impact and
Insights report
2020/2021

Police Now is uniquely positioned to support policing in three core areas:

REPORT STATISTICS DASHBOARD OVERVIEW

A snapshot of some of the key data across the three sections of the report.

DIVERSITY AND TALENT

Of the 563 participants who started on the National Graduate Leadership Programme in 2020:

54 %

identify as women

(vs. 51% national population)
17 %

identify as from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background

(vs. 14% national population)
45 %

of those who identify as from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background identify as women

5 %

identify as Black

(vs. 3% national population)

Of the 224 participants who started on the National Detective Programme in 2021:

66 %

identify as women

(vs. 51% national population)
24 %

identify as from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background

(vs. 14% national population)
68 %

of those who identify as from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background identify as women

3 %

identify as Black

(vs. 3% national population)

Year on year increases in participants on Police Now’s programmes

Constructive disruption and innovation

360 line manager and colleague feedback on recruits’ communication and problem-solving skills (% agree).

Participants are able to challenge others respectfully

79%
84%
83%

Participants are able to build rapport with a range of people

90%
90%
89%

Participants are able to draw logical conclusions from the data

92%
93%
92%

Visible Impact in communities and policing

Reduction in recorded anti-social behaviour observed in communities where Police Now’s 2016 cohort worked

Communities with a Police Now participant

0 %

Communities without a Police Now participant

0 %

Results preclude any cause and effect statements

Award-Winning Employer

In 2020, Police Now rose to 29th place in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, up from 47th place and an 80% increase in the share of the vote since 2019.

TARGETjobs

Diversity and Talent

In this section of the Impact and Insights Report 2020/21:

“We need to have a police force that looks like the people it is seeking to serve.”

Lord Simon Woolley,
CBE, Director and Founder of Operation Black Vote and Police Now Trustee.

55 %

of those joining the National Detective Programme stated they were not planning to join the police before hearing about Police Now, up from 49% in 2019.

44 %

of those joining the National Graduate Leadership Programme stated they were not planning to join the police before hearing about Police Now, up from 40% in 2019.’

CONSTRUCTIVE DISRUPTION
and INNOVATION

In this section of the Impact and Insights Report 2020/21:

“Being a Police Now officer gives you a real strong sense of questioning things, never accepting things the way they are, fighting for change making things different."

Police Constable Rose Osborne,
National Graduate Leadership Programme Participant, Avon & Somerset Police.

The experience of working with diverse group members will prepare me to be a more effective employee

98 %

Strongly agree/agree

VISIBLE IMPACT IN COMMUNITIES AND POLICING

In this section of the Impact and Insights Report 2020/21:

“As a police officer, you can change lives, you can change communities and you can really make a difference."

Police Constable Emma Adams,
National Graduate Leadership Programme Participant, Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Reduction in recorded anti-social behaviour observed in communities where Police Now's 2016 cohort worked

-11.7 %

Communities with a Police Now participant

-7.2 %

Communities without a Police Now participant

Results preclude any cause and effect statements

CHANGE THE STORY

The problems we face in society are complex, but we all know these inequalities aren’t right, and that we need to do better. Something has to change.

CEO'S STATEMENT

“To effectively take on the complex challenges facing policing and communities, policing must continue to adapt, innovate, and embrace change.”

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: