How can I develop myself in policing?

Read about the activities available to help you and support colleagues

We are encouraging officers and staff to take every opportunity to ensure their skills and knowledge get the recognition they deserve.
As part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Week (6-10 November) we will be offering a range of interactive and online activities to support those in policing so they can make the best possible decisions.

This includes a Skype session with DCI Richard Sumner from West Yorkshire Police from 9am to 1pm on Tuesday, 7 November, where he will be taking a practical look at crime recording around vulnerable people in force safeguarding units.

Members are being offered the chance to shadow Rachel Tuffin, College Interim Chief Executive, at a Professional Committee meeting on November 7.
The Professional Committee has representation from across policing, including the National Police Chiefs' Council, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the various staff associations, with the aim of providing scrutiny and advice on national standard setting for the police service.

There will also be an online webinar broadcast between 12noon and 1pm on Thursday, 9 November which will give people a chance to find out more about the benefits of getting a professional placement outside of policing to learn new skills in different professional environments.

Our Professional Development Programme also has a range of products to support you and allow line managers to support their colleagues.

You can read more about the activities taking place during CPD Week and College members can register their interest in taking part in the online discussions by visiting the College website.

Sam Peach, Head of Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation at the College of Policing, said: "This year's CPD Week gives us the chance to remind our members about the activities and products which are available to support them in taking personal responsibility for their professional development so they have the tools needed to enhance their skills, increase their professional knowledge and progress their careers."

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