Impact and Insights Report 2020/21

Diversity and talent

BEYOND THE TWO-YEAR PROGRAMMES

Since 2015, 26 Police Now participant alumni have been promoted; 14 have been promoted to Sergeant rank and 12 have successfully gained a place on the Fast Track Programme. 38% of those promoted to date identified as women and 11% as from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.

Lateral development into other roles is also popular. For example, of the participants who completed the National Graduate Leadership Programme in 2020, 49% remained in their neighbourhood role, with a further 26% going into either response or CID, 15% going into other policing roles, 6% joining the Fast Track Programme and 4% leaving policing.

CASE STUDY

Police Constable Lily Erskine,

National Graduate Leadership Programme Alumnus, Essex Police.

“I joined Essex Police in 2018 as part of Chelmsford and Maldon Community Policing Team, with a particular focus on issues occurring in the city centre. My time on the Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme was fast-paced, intense and incredibly rewarding, from my first day at the academy to presenting my final Impact Event submission.”

“A career in policing was never something I considered growing up, and I likely never would have applied had it not been for the Police Now programme. I knew when I graduated from university that I wanted to do something that would have real impact in society and I could go to work every day knowing I was doing something worthwhile – I can say with confidence that after two and a half years, I still feel this way about my career. I wouldn’t change my experience in policing for the world.

Since completing the Police Now programme, I have worked on response teams and CID, as both a Police Constable and Acting Sergeant. I decided to apply for the Fast Track to Inspector programme as I wanted to see people from similar backgrounds and who looked like me in positions of leadership, and to have the opportunity to bring innovative approaches to the rapidly evolving policing landscape.

I was recently successful with my application, and I have no doubt this was in part due to the skills I developed on the Police Now programme, having had experience taking ownership of impactful problem-solving projects in our communities. 

I look forward to a long career in policing. My goals centre around protecting the most vulnerable in society and pursuing those who are intent on causing harm to these people.”

“My goals centre around protecting the most vulnerable in society and pursuing those who are intent on causing harm to these people.”

Police Constable Lily Erskine,

National Graduate Leadership Programme Alumnus, Essex Police.

Devon & Cornwall Police

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Shaun Sawyer

Chief Constable

National Graduate Leadership Programme

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