The future of policing – Leadership Review update

Our report identified changes needed to meet future challenges for policing

​Work has begun towards implementation of recommendations set out in the College of Policing Leadership Review which identified how policing needs to change in key areas to respond to challenges of the future.

The report, published in June, set out future challenges resulting from the changing world including shifting economics, demographics, citizen expectations, technological advances and the impact of the internet. It made 10 recommendations for change, intended to ensure we invest in, value and build the professionalism of the people who work in policing.

These include reviewing the rank structure, introducing flexible career paths into policing, improving continuing professional development, advertising all vacancies for recruitment and promotion nationally, developing career opportunities which allow recognition and reward for advanced practitioners and increasing flexibility in assigning powers and legal authorities to police staff.

The college has begun work with some police forces to explore potential for early piloting of some of these recommendations and formed a group to provide oversight of implementation including representatives from the Police Federation, Superintendents’ Association, National Police Chiefs’ Council, Unison and the Home Office.

You can read more about the Leadership Review and how it will impact on you on our website.


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