DIRECT ENTRY

INSPECTOR PROGRAMME

Policing is constantly adapting to changing needs, so we’re always looking for exceptional, fresh, innovative, future-focused individuals. It’s likely that you’ll join us from a completely different background to policing, so your perspectives will be invaluable. A forward-thinking, creative leader, ready to put bold solutions in place, coming in directly at the rank of inspector, you’ll use your strategic experience to work positively with the community, partners and policing teams.

The Direct Entry Inspector programme is highly competitive to get on. Successful applicants will face a tough and challenging 24 month programme. We aim to attract highly credible leaders from a variety of sectors. The programme will work with existing leadership and management skills to translate them into a policing context. It is not a leadership development programme.

You can find more details on required core competencies here. In order to be successful in this application you will need to demonstrate your competence at level 3 of the competencies. If Direct Entry is not for you, there are alternative routes into policing here.

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Learn how Direct Entry Recruitment works at West Yorkshire Police