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Police Promotion

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,...

Personal Statements for Promotion Part 1: Written Application

Many police forces ask promotion candidates to submit a personal statement as part of their promotion process. Vast cohorts of candidates fail the initial stages of a selection process. It happens every year! Aspiring to Sergeant or Inspector rank?...

CVF: We Deliver, Support and Inspire

If you aspire to sergeant or inspector ranks in a police promotion process, expectations include that you are competent at inspiring others to do their best. That may not yet be the case. Or rather, you are unaccustomed to communicating...

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader.

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” - Confucius Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader. Officers successfully promoted to Sergeant and Inspector are generally well-read. As a...

Help, I’ve Got A Promotion Interview!

You are through to a promotion board. First things first, congratulations and well done! You’ll have already worked hard to pass your promotion exam plus some form of assessment or application to get to this stage. Now you have a hard-won opportunity to progress your...

There’s a First Time For Everything 

Launching yourself into a police promotion process can be a challenging mission. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon said something quite striking when he was asked what it felt like. His response was this: “It felt like...

Promotion: Your Mission Should You Choose To Accept It

Promotion Interviews: Mission Impossible?  “Mr Hunt, this isn’t mission difficult, it’s mission impossible” – Commander Swanbeck You are to appear before a panel. Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to identify, secure and assimilate critically important information to respond effectively to their questions. Your actions from today are vital to equipping yourself...

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