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Serving Police Officers Failing Police Online Assessment Tests?

Police Online Assessment Tests
Over the past week I’ve had some curious messages sent to me by one of my Twitter followers who is also a serving police officer. His son is trying out for the police and it sounds like he has just failed the initial Northumbria Police Online Assessment Tests. And so he gave them a go, and promptly failed! This was followed by a Detective Sergeant with 24 years service, a Detective C...
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Final Police Interview – No Longer a Game

Police Recruitment Interview
‘It’s just a game, a game you can learn how to play and succeed in.’ My delegates often hear me say this about the National Police Assessment Centre, however, once you are through this stage you will probably have a final police interview. This is where it gets real and where the only ‘game’ to play is to be the real, confident and authentic you. So, how do you achieve this? There’s n...
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Definitive Police Recruitment Guide

Police recruitment
  Police recruitment across England and Wales has never been better for aspiring police officers, transferee police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables. Forces are now recruiting large numbers of officers just to keep their numbers from dropping any lower. Over the next 12-18 months forces across England and Wales will recruit in excess of 3000 regular police officers. The number...
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Preparing For Police Recruitment Final Interview

Police Recruitment Interview
One of the services I have been successfully providing for a number of years is coaching for the police recruitment final interview process. Depending on the force the interviews generally last between 45 and 75 minutes and are rightly very demanding. While you can game play the College of Policing SEARCH National Police Assessment Centre (all Home Office forces have to run this for their p...
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Police Assessment Centre – Written Exercises

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Were you aware the College of Policing have introduced a relatively new exercise into the police assessment centre? Instead of providing you with 40 minutes to complete two reports about  an incident using a blank form, you are now expected to complete two incident reports, one based on a pack of written information and one on a DVD footage of a witness providing an account. Little is known about ...
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Completing Your Police Application Form

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Recently I reviewed a police application form for one of my clients that was unsuccessful at the initial stage of the recruitment process. Naturally this individual was upset, even more so because he had followed the College of Policing guidance on the completion of the application form and had answered the questions in the style they suggested as below:        ...
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Why forces aren’t succeeding in BME police recruitment

BME police recruitment
  There's been some controversy (again!) in the press recently highlighting how just about every force in the country are failing with their BME police recruitment efforts. Last year (July 15) I conducted my own analysis of the West Midlands Police Recruitment process which at the time was failing miserably to recruit from its BAME communities. The attached photograph of one of thei...
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Ready for the Police Assessment Centre Interview?

police assessment centre interview
The College of Policing have recently changed the format of the National Police Assessment Centre interview. Instead of four questions from the six Police Competencies you will now be asked two questions to assess your motivation and values and two questions from the Police Competency Framework. There's no indication of which of those competencies you will be asked questions from - they could ...
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Online Police Application Process

Police Online Assessment Tests
  Over the past 12 months a number of forces have been recruiting officers using an online police application process. This has enabled them to add further stages to the process before you get to complete the online application form provided by the College of Policing. The idea being that you can screen unsuitable candidates out before the application form stage. The problem for most c...
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Completing the Police Application Form

police application form
You will have to start at the beginning - the police application form I've been giving feedback on police application form completion for a few years and if there is one thing that most of them have in common, it's that they're just not exceptional enough. Police Forces receive thousands of application forms for just a small number of places as a Regular Constable so they will use all th...
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