Many forces have indicated their continued support for the Direct Entry Superintendent Programme beyond 2020. However, our understanding of the current appetite for Direct Entry Superintendents would indicate there is not a sufficient requirement in order to establish a meaningful cohort for next year. So a decision has been reached that there will be a pause on recruitment into the Direct Entry Superintendent programme for 2020, with a view of reassessing service appetite in subsequent years.

Policing is constantly adapting to changing needs, so we’re always looking for 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 an exceptional, forward-thinking, creative leader, ready to put bold solutions in place, coming into policing directly at the rank of superintendent, you’ll use your strategic experience to work positively with the community, partners and policing teams.

You can find more details on required core competencies here. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate a high level of competence at level 3. If Direct Entry is not for you, there are alternative routes into policing here.

Police - Direct Entry Superintendent Programme Testimonial

Hear what it’s like to join the Police Service as a Direct Entry Superintendent from somebody who has successfully completed the programme.