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Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence in policing, by recruiting and developing an outstanding and diverse group of individuals to be leaders in society and on the policing frontline.
At Police Now we have expanded our vision, to further complement existing measures that Government and the Police are taking to keep the public safe, and now offer the opportunity to join one of eight police forces across the UK as a trainee detective.
The Police Now National Detective Programme has been designed to equip you with the core policing skills required in modern investigative work, with a strong emphasis on digital training, delivering demand reduction and systematic change allowing you to contribute to the outstanding work already being done by existing detectives up and down the country.
Successful candidates will be resilient, focusing on working towards defined goals, rarely losing focus. You’ll be tenacious, the type of person who makes a choice and sticks with it. By demonstrating a positive can-do attitude, you will view obstacles differently to everyone else – there to be tackled head-on rather than used as an excuse to give up.
We’re looking for talented and driven individuals who notice what others would miss. As a detective you will quickly become an instrumental member of the police force, solving crimes and working towards making our communities safer places to live, for generations to come. Join Us.
Thrive under pressure taking a positive attitude when overcoming challenges?
React instinctively when presented with new information or changes that impact your work?
Develop and nurture meaningful relationships with a variety of people, taking the time to see things from another perspective?
Feel confident adapting your communication style to suit your audience?
Take a methodological approach to solving complex problems, considering all eventualities and risks?
Ensure that you have gathered sufficient information needed to make an informed opinion?
If this sounds like you then you are the talented and driven individual we are looking for and we believe you have the potential to become successful police detective.
You don’t need any previous policing knowledge or experience. All we ask is that you have two years’ professional experience in any sector so that you have the foundations to go on and become a leader in society. If your application is successful, you will secure a place on our two year programme that starts with a 12-week Academy in September 2019, which will equip you with all the knowledge and skills needed to be a success.
And what will you get from Police Now?
From the beginning of your journey with us, you will receive high-intensity tutoring and mentoring from detectives in the force to help you achieve operational competence. In addition to this you will also benefit from support from Leadership Development Officers who will help you to maximise your impact and develop your leadership skills.
At various stages during the recruitment and selection process we will look for evidence of the following values and behaviours:
Empathic Connectors: meaningful relationships with a variety of people, allowing you to communicate and persuade effectively.
Investigative mindset: a methodical approach to solving complex problems, considering all eventualities and risks.
Clear communicators: a clear and effective style of communication, both verbal and written.
Credible authority: instil confidence and trust in others through the quality of your knowledge, skills, presence and professionalism.
Organised: manage your time highly effectively, and deliver in all situations.
Innovative and open minded: open to learning and feedback, always striving to improve and develop.
Resilient: work well under pressure and in the face of change, with a determined and positive attitude to overcoming obstacles.
Committed to delivering results: often outside your comfort zone, you push yourself hard, using your initiative to get positive results.
Applications will close on 30 April 2019 for the following police forces:
Avon & Somerset Constabulary
Greater Manchester Police
North Wales Police
South Wales Police
West Mercia Police
Applicants need to have at least two years of work experience completed after graduation. You don’t need any previous policing knowledge or experience and we are looking for you to become a leader in society and on the policing frontline, representing the diversity of the communities you serve. If your application is successful, we ask is that you are ready to begin our new 12-week Academy in September 2019.
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