Common questions about the scheme
84 applicants successfully gained a place on the revised scheme as part of the 2008 intake, 57 for the 2009 intake, 59 for the 2010 intake, 65 for the 2011 intake and 55 for the 2012 intake.
Scheme members will only be required to have a Force PDR.
No, the scheme is open to non graduates and graduates alike.
The rationale is that the scheme is aimed at those who are relatively new in the service and will benefit more from a structured programme. Also forces have more capacity to develop officers at Inspector level who should also be more responsible for their own learning.
Yes, the HPDS is only open to serving police officers.
The HPDS aims to develop officers who have the potential to reach senior rank. Police staff are therefore not eligible. However, they are eligible to undertake leadership programmes at the College of Policing.
Yes, officers can apply at any stage once recruited by their force.
This programme does not formally allow for APEL.
The learning and qualification on the programme is in a police context and aims to allow all participants to apply their learning in their workplace. Through having a cohort philosophy, this will allow the learning to be shared through comparison and contrast with others from other forces. Where participants have a similar degree or qualification already we would anticipate that they would be able to bring even more to their group and at the same time update their knowledge and apply it in a new and contemporary policing environment.
There is an expectation, but not a mandate, that HPDS officers should be promoted at least twice in 5 years.
The identified and accepted good practice is that attendance at Warwick will be in 'duty time', in-line with Force policy and local arrangements for other approved study.
Development time and attendance at regional 'Action Learning Sets', which are usually held every three months, is a matter for Force discretion.