Leadership Development Officers

Our Leadership Development Officers (LDOs) are crucial to delivering Police Now’s mission. They provide invaluable leadership coaching and support to our participants throughout their two-year programme.

LDOs work with participants to develop innovative plans and set ambitious goals for their neighbourhoods. They push to the limit, raising their vision, so participants can deliver their absolute best in support of the most vulnerable individuals in our communities.



“Police Now’s Leadership Development Officers are key to our mission of transforming our most challenged communities. LDOs make a real difference, enabling our participants to thrive and increase the impact they can have, by providing invaluable coaching and support throughout the two-year programme. As we continue to develop and grow we expect there will be various opportunities in the future for LDOs to develop themselves and progress in their own careers with Police Now.”


– David Spencer, CEO and Co-Founder

A day in the life of a Leadership Development Officer

Read Andy’s blog as he takes you on a journey over a single day in the life of an LDO. Every day’s filled with new challenges and experiences.



The Importance of Leadership Development Officers


“My Leadership Development Officer has been invaluable to my experience on the programme. They’ve supported, mentored and coached me through the two years and beyond. They’ve taught me to challenge myself and have confidence in my abilities as a Neighbourhood Police Officer. They also been there for a chat and a coffee when I’ve needed it. I am a better version of myself as a result of their commitment to me”

– PC Mtitimila 


“When I go to the pub with my policing mentors, all we ever talk about is policing. When I talk to my LDO, we talk about the bigger picture stuff. These are the kinds of conversations that really add value. Leadership Development Officers are part of the whole Police Now journey. I couldn’t imagine my Police Now experience without my LDO”

– PC Greenstreet

Meet our participants

Policing is a uniquely challenging, high pressure environment. Participants in our programmes take responsibility for a community of up to 20,000 people, right from the start of their experience with us.

They’re involved in tackling entrenched local crime problems, improving confidence in the police and reducing neighbourhood concerns about crime.

They can also be faced with difficult individuals, subjected to verbal intimidation and even physical assault. Despite these pressures, Police officers need to display a level of emotional resilience so they can deal with the victims of crime in a sensitive and considerate manner.

This is why the LDO’s are so crucial to the delivery of the programme. They provide invaluable support and guidance, helping participants to build their resilience and develop strategies to excel in their role as police officers.

Along the way they can be exposed to distressing situations, with the potential to affect them emotionally. They will deal with vulnerable individuals, people with mental health issues, cases of domestic assault and deaths.

“I joined Police Now as an LDO in 2017. It’s a role that’s been incredibly fulfilling. Sharing my experiences with new recruits, developing their skills and pushing them to be the best they can be, is immensely rewarding.”

– Graeme, Leadership Development Officer

Meet our Leadership Development Officers


Our team of LDOs support our participants throughout their two-year Leadership Development Programme. They provide the highest standards of professional development, coaching and mentoring to every recruit, across both our programmes.

Each LDO coaches 35 talented women and men starting out in their career as police officers. We’ve grown from only three LDOs in 2016, to a team of 13, supporting, developing and coaching over 400 people so far. As our participant numbers continue to grow we want to grow our network of LDOs accordingly.


“I have always liked developing people one to one, I also liked the social mission, knowing that the work we do is feeding in to the bigger picture.”


Leadership Development Officer

“It is a great opportunity to develop yourself whilst developing others”


Leadership Development Officer

“The satisfaction when you have had a good conversation with a participant in which you have helped support or helped challenge them to really think about what they want to do within their neighbourhood is incredibly gratifying”


Leadership Development Officer

Interested in joining Police Now?

If you have any questions about the LDO role, please get in touch!


Current Vacancies


Our team at the Police Now headquarters is continually growing. See all our current vacancies available.


Register Online


If we don’t have any Leadership Development Officer vacancies available currently, register for updates.


Contact Us


If you have any questions about the role, email us and one of our lovely Leadership Development Officers will be in touch.


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