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Steve Cooper Police Promotion is Hard

It's not easy preparing for Police Promotion it's hard. Steve Cooper has released some great content to help you achieve your police promotion dream with some great insights. During the Coronavirus Lockdown, we'll...

Feedback: Nobody Wants a Shit Sandwich!

“It’s NEVER OK to feed people shit sandwiches. Try perfume instead.” - Steve Cooper Sergeants and Inspectors are required to provide feedback to support improvement, address concerns and manage negative performance issues. Giving feedback is an expectation for police leadership...

Strengths-Based Interviews: Coming to a Force Near You!

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.” – Laozi Police Promotion is changing again. If you listen carefully, you may be able to hear the joyful cries of qualified officers ring out across UK forces: “Good heavens above,...

Police Promotion Presentations: The Rule of Threes

“The will to succeed means nothing without the will to prepare.” - Juma Ikangaa As part of your force’s promotion selection process for Sergeant and Inspector, you may be required to deliver a short presentation before your interview board....

Police Inspector – A Strategic Perspective

“You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.” - Leon Trotsky The role of a police inspector includes a strategic dimension, which sergeants aiming for promotion to the next rank often overlook. In reviewing draft...

Qualified? Welcome to ‘The Room With a Queue’

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” - Karen Lamb Just qualified to Sergeant or Inspector? Congratulations! You’ve taken a significant step to progress your policing career. A lot of hard work and commitment went into that...

CVF: We Are Emotionally Aware

"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand... then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far." - Daniel Goleman Competencies communicate how an organisation wants its people to behave. They refer to the behaviours...

Personal Statements for Promotion Part 2: Interviews

"Think of your personal statement as the ace up your sleeve." - Steve Cooper When it comes to police promotion interviews, one of the biggest fears sergeant and Inspector candidates admit to is drawing a blank. Having nothing to say,...

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Steve Cooper is Police Hour's in-house police promotion coach. He supports police officers aspiring to Sergeant and Inspector in achieving their promotion goal.
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