The College of Policing is working in partnership with police forces across England and Wales. All Home Office police forces in England and Wales are eligible to take part in the programme. Participation is voluntary and, as such, the number of forces and the total number of available places varies from year to year.
The 18-month programme is a blend of classroom learning delivered at the College of Policing’s regional training centres, and operational training and development in your chosen police force. You’ll spend 70% of your training in-force on operational rotations – performing core police duties to learn first-hand what policing is all about. The remaining 30% of your time will primarily consist of taught lessons delivered at one of the College of Policing’s sites , most likely Ryton or Harperley Hall.
Superintendent Paul Clements explains more about the Direct Entry Superintendent programme structure and the benefits of joining the police at a very senior and prestigious rank via untraditional means.