Future police leaders wanted

​We're encouraging constables with the ability to reach inspector rank within two years to consider applying for a new development programme.

Serving police constables will be able to apply to the fast track (constable to inspector) programme from next month.  The challenging development programme will equip successful applicants with the skills, qualities and strategic understanding they need to become an inspector by 2016.

The successful cohort will be a mixture of serving constables alongside talented graduates, special constables and police staff.  These other candidates have already been recruited and will start in late September to complete one year as constable before the combined cohort is trained to sergeant and then inspector level.

Chief Superintendent Nicola Dale, who is leading the programme at the College, said:

"This is a tough and testing programme, which will develop the next generation of police leaders.  We're looking for candidates who have the ability to reach at least the rank of superintendent during their careers.

"I hope that constables from across the service think about if they would be right for this programme, use the high potential development tool to assess themselves and talk to their managers and senior officers about their future development."

Successful candidates will join the programme in September 2015.  Applications open in October and you can find out more about the programme on our Fast Track web pages.

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