This year we hosted our 2019 partner forces to share best practice and learn more about implementing the Police Now programme next year. The day was themed around collaboration and discussions took place around the golden standard of policing and how we can learn from each other.
The morning was kicked off by Police Now CEO David Spencer who talked about the impact Police Now can have on the wider policing community. After this, force partners were guided through the two-year programme via four breakout sessions. These sessions served as an exciting introduction into the various streams of the Police Now programme including our new Impact Library, our high-intensity initial training programme at the Summer Academy and our recruitment plans, whilst also allowing all forces to share their experiences and test their existing knowledge of the programme.
A busy morning was followed by a networking lunch, and some excellent speeches from Syndicate Leads and participants. We received really positive feedback around the strength and quality of these speakers.
Sophie Hunwick, Directorate of Support Services at Kent and Essex Police, presented about how best to land participants, including the importance of a strong presence and first impression at Police Now’s Spring Induction onboarding event in April, a force welcome from a senior officer and ensuring recruitment team ‘buy in’ for the entire onboarding process.
It was amazing hearing about the innovative ways that forces are taking ownership of the programme and engaging Police Now candidates.
“Great event, very useful and appreciated the welcome and support from all the PN team – thank you.”
2019 Police Now Force Partner
We’d love to hear from all forces as to how else we can help to facilitate best practice throughout the year. There was a real buzz of energy around the room as everyone contributed ideas around how best to land participants in force. Thank you to all of our current forces who attended this event with an open mind and for being so forthcoming with excellent advice.