Newsletter Sigunp

Welcome to Police Recruitment.

Whether you want to become a police officer or a police community support officer, the selection process can be tough. You have only got to look at the application paper to realise some of the potential pitfalls. Here we have listed the best available recruitment resources. They will ensure you have comprehensive preparation and guidance, and will ensure you have the best chance of success.

How 2 Become

How 2 Become provide comprehensive CDs and DVDs to guide you interactively through the entire selection process, from completing the application, through to passing the selection interview. They will also give you insider tips on requirements such as the core competencies and equality and fairness.

Blackstone’s Police Titles

Preparing for Police Duty is an invaluable introduction to the police service for new recruits, or those considering a policing career, as it explains what expectations you should have of the police and what the police should expect of you. The Student Officer’s Handbook is a key text for student officers and gives the reader in-depth background subject matter for the Police Learning and Development Programme.

Scottish Police Practice Papers

Scotland has a different selection process to England and Wales and only allows you three attempts. Even though the other guides here are relevant to joining a Scottish force, Scottish Police Practice Papers will ensure you are fully prepared for the Standard Entrance Test.

The Police Selection Process

The Police Selection Process covers the entire selection process including the application form, assessment centre, core competencies, interactive scenarios, numerical test, verbal logical reasoning test and information on entry criteria. The book is also supported by an interactive DVD that demonstrates what to expect during the interactive scenarios and competency based Interview.

In the News
'Horrendous' IPCC post-incident guidelines are 'nonsense' 12:08, 24th February GMT
PFEW firearms lead Che Donald has heavily criticised the draft guidance issued on PIP.
PC dismissed after IPCC challenge to force misconduct sanction 11:35, 24th February GMT
Jonathan Mortimer failed to check a pensioner's driving licence had been revoked.
Force doctor carried out 'grossly unacceptable' medical examinations 16:57, 23rd February GMT
Avon and Somerset Constabulary commissioned an independent investigation into the actions of Dr Reginald Bunting.
Teenage special dismissed after taking police car for a spin without permission 06:03, 24th February GMT
The 19-year-old has also been disqualified from driving for six months, given six points on his licence and handed a fine.
DNA database most effective since records began 05:02, 24th February GMT
Official figures released today demonstrate the 'continuing effectiveness' of the database according to the policing minister.
Officers served with gross misconduct notices after race relations officer tasered 16:30, 23rd February GMT
The IPCC are investigating the incident.
Number of detainees will continue to fall as 'traditional methods' change 05:02, 24th February GMT
Met deputy commissioner said policy changes mean less people are being held in custody suites.
New welfare support service has saved four officer's lives 05:02, 24th February GMT
The scheme run by the PFOA is open to officers involved in a death or serious injury incident, or need other types of support.
Mind the gap: Obstacles in developing the new emergency services network 05:02, 24th February GMT
Push-to-talk functionality on the London Underground has been a hard won police radio capability, but its future on the new LTE network faces serious hurdles. Gary Mason reports.
Prisons and courts bill to set out duty for jails to reform offenders 09:47, 23rd February GMT
New legislation to be unveiled by Justice Secretary today.