As part of the Police Now National Detective Programme you will complete the Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice, in conjunction with the University of Huddersfield. This is a Level 6 qualification (degree level). You will complete a series of assignments that will get you to explore, reflect and think about current issues in policing. The assignments will draw on your own experiences as an officer, as well as reviewing relevant academic literature to support your reflections.
There will be study online content in criminology and evidence-based policing relevant to modern policing. The university will provide student support services and personal academic tutors to assist you in your studies, however you will not need to visit the University itself. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will have earnt a graduate diploma. You will be able to apply the academic knowledge and understanding you have gained, towards solving some of the most complex and challenging problems you will face enabling you to make a real difference to the communities you serve.