On 1st April 2015 the Police (Promotion) Regulations 2015 amended the method by which police officers in England and Wales are promoted to the rank of Sergeant and Inspector.
The most significant changes were the removal of OSPRE Part II and the introduction of the National Police Promotion Framework (NPPF) and in particular the requirement to undertake work based assessment as part of temporary promotion.
To assist forces in the transition phase of NPPF a number of documents have been published. These publications are primarily aimed at those who will implement the promotion process but the NPPF Operating Manual may also be of assistance to officers who wish to understand the process in greater detail.
The NPPF Process
Our NPPF FAQ'S (NPPF FAQs) answer a number of questions. This document will be updated periodically in response to additional questions
For further information on force implementation please contact George Couch, College of Policing at
Candidates should contact their Force Examinations Office.