Leadership across policing is examined

​We've launched a review of police leadership in England and Wales and we're looking for people from inside and outside of policing to make their voice heard.

The wide-ranging review will include representatives from all ranks and police staff roles to examine what leadership is needed for the next five to 10 years and consider challenges beyond 2025.

It will be evidence based and drawn on practice from the private, public and third sectors.

We'll be holding events around the country in the near future and we'll publish more information on the leadership review pages of our website soon. You can receive email updates about the review by signing up.   

The review includes a fundamental review of police leadership to look at direct entry; how the College can encourage officers to gain experience outside policing before returning later in life and how to open up the senior ranks to candidates from different backgrounds.

The review will look at economic challenges, changing demographics, public expectation and technological developments.

College of Policing Chief Executive, Chief Constable Alex Marshall, said:

"The strength of the current leadership at every level in policing has meant forces have been able to manage big reductions in their budgets while reducing crime in most categories.

"But we know there will be new challenges in the future which we must prepare for, such as the changing nature of crime as it moves more online, combined with further budget constraints.

"The Leadership Review will take a forward look over the next decade to establish what skills and capabilities the next generation of police leaders need to be able to continue to cut crime and keep our communities safe."

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