Ultimately, which programme you decide to apply for is your choice. However, you can only apply to one programme per year.
Both of our programmes are mission focused, with participants aiming to transform communities by reducing crime and increasing the public’s confidence in policing.
The main difference between the programmes is the day-to-day work you will experience. As a neighbourhood police officer on the National Graduate Leadership Programme, you will be an active and visible leader in the community you serve, understanding the issues and building relationships with residents, the local authorities and organisations. Using this intelligence, you’ll put in place strategies that help create long-term solutions to solve crime and improve the lives of those living in the community.
As a trainee detective constable on the National Detective Programme, you will use your investigative mindset to explore reported criminal activities, piecing together evidence and building cases to take to court. Your role will involve speaking to and interviewing both suspects and victims of crime, using your empathetic nature to gain insight on all aspects of the reported incident.
Both programmes provide a fantastic platform for a career within the police and the opportunity to have a positive, tangible impact on society.