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Sir Mark Rowley attends Police Now Induction event with over 200 offer holders

Sir Mark Rowley attends Police Now Induction event with over 200 offer holders

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Police Now are preparing to welcome the tenth cohort of neighbourhood officers onto its National Graduate Leadership Programme in July this year. This intake of officers will be deployed across the capital city as they join the Metropolitan Police Service exclusively.

On Friday (19th April 2024), the excited offer holders attended their Police Now Induction event to meet their fellow peers and learn more about the programme and their upcoming academy training.

The cohort were joined by Sir Mark Rowley, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, who attended the event as a keynote speaker. Sir Rowley shared some personal anecdotes about his policing journey, his passion for the job and his focus on the New Met for London plan to deliver more trust, less crime, and high standards.

The Commissioner answered a number of questions from the offer holders during a live Q&A panel, ranging from what they could expect as a neighbourhood officer in London, to the challenges facing the service and his vision for the future. He then reflected on the event and the longstanding partnership between the Metropolitan Police Service and Police Now.

Founded within the Metropolitan Police Service in 2014 and now an independent non-profit organisation working in partnership with police forces across the country, Police Now has recruited over 3,000 officers into the service across 36 forces in England and Wales.

Welcoming the offer holders, Police Now’s Chief Executive Officer, Kurtis Christoforides, said: “You represent a milestone moment for us. You are the tenth cohort of neighbourhood constables to join policing via Police Now, and the first in a decade to start your journey wholly focused on policing London, our capital city.

“We are immensely proud to be part of your journey, and excited for what’s to come.”

Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and increase the public’s confidence in the police service by recruiting, developing and inspiring outstanding and diverse individuals to be leaders in society and on the policing frontline.

Committed to public service, fighting crime, and inspiring social change, officers on Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme develop core policing skills and are challenged to think differently to problem-solve and innovate, allowing them to excel as neighbourhood officers alongside their force colleagues.

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