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National Graduate Leadership Programme - West midlands

Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence in policing, by recruiting and developing outstanding and diverse individuals to be leaders in society and on the policing frontline.

Police Now gives exceptional graduates like you the opportunity to become police officers and transform challenged and often deprived communities. For many people, crime and the fear of crime is an everyday experience. Join us on our two-year programme, and you’ll develop a rewarding career while helping to improve lives, not just for today, but for generations to come.

It’s an experience no other graduate employer can match. We’ll train you to be a leader in your community as a police officer in a specific area right from the start. You’ll develop your skills in negotiation, problem solving, decision-making as well as your resilience and emotional intelligence –  all invaluable skills in policing and all transferable to any profession.

Leadership Development Programme

The Police Now programme will enable you to make a disproportionately positive impact on the lives of many people.  Over the 2 years you will develop your leadership and problem solving skills to help maximise that impact.

Summer Academy

The Police Now Summer Academy is an intensive six-week training programme designed and delivered by outstanding, high performing frontline police officers, many of whom are or have been neighbourhood constables and sergeants themselves. At the Summer Academy you will participate in practical sessions and assessments to ensure you have everything you need and are ready for your first day in your neighbourhood.

The Summer Academy is innovative, dynamic, inspiring and challenging. Training is delivered through a mixture of classroom-based and practical activities – including seven full shifts of field training where participants gain real experience on the streets of a busy neighbourhood. The training meets and exceeds the College of Policing foundation police training requirements and includes all mandatory training to ensure you are equipped with all the skills you need to be effective in a neighbourhood-policing role.

Where we work

Police Now was started inside the Metropolitan Police Service in 2015. In 2016, we became independent and are now working with 28 forces across England and Wales. We’re working with the following partner forces to offer opportunities to graduates on Police Now’s 2019 programme:

  • Avon & Somerset Constabulary
  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Derbyshire Constabulary
  • Essex Police
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • Kent Police
  • Merseyside Police
  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • Northumbria Police
  • South Wales Police
  • Staffordshire Police
  • Surrey Police
  • Sussex Police
  • Thames Valley Police
  • Warwickshire and West Mercia Police
  • West Midlands Police

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