Fast track recruitment to North Yorkshire Police top jobs

York Press: Fast track recruitment to police top jobs Fast track recruitment to police top jobs

NORTH Yorkshire Police, one of the first in the country to open up its ranks to recruit from non-police backgrounds, has begun its search for the future high-flyers.

Eyebrows were raised when the force announced it was to become one of six in the country to offer top jobs under a direct-entry scheme to improve diversity.

North Yorkshire Chief Constable Dave Jones had previously been in favour of using seasoned officers in top positions but more recently he said he recognised the benefits of looking to the public, private, and third sectors for new talent.

Two superintendent jobs are up for grabs in North Yorkshire under the initiative.

Graduates recruited under a separate fast-track promotion scheme can also expect to rise from PC to inspector rank in three years.

Mr Jones underlined the force already had excellent senior leaders and police officers who are committed, professional and experienced.

“However, the police service is facing new challenges and needs to change to meet those demands,” he continued.

“In order to deliver the most responsive police service in England and for our communities to feel safe and be safe, we need to develop new ways of working.

“Direct entry affords those from a diverse background, who already have senior leadership experience in more varied environments, to enter the service at a level where they can have an immediate impact.”

Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan said: “Direct entry is an important tool in ensuring North Yorkshire Police recruit the brightest and best.

“Any new recruits will be joining an already professional senior leadership team, but offer police the chance to bring in talented individuals from a diverse and varied background.”

The deadline for applications for the fast-track programme is Friday May 23 and – for the direct entry scheme – Friday June 6.

The force is hosting a web-chat on the matter on its official website today. It will be held for anyone who wishes to take part from 6-7pm.

For more information go to www.northyorkshire.police.uk/fasttrackdirectentry

Other forces involved are the Metropolitan Police, City of London, West Yorkshire, Sussex and Avon and Somerset.

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11:52am Wed 7 May 14

ian923 says...

Common sense is the main requirement for any police officer of any rank followed by experience. Degrees are all very well but will not make you a good police officer and the lack of experience will find them out. Imagine an ex bank manager as a Superintendent being given command of a dangerous firearms incident. Out of his depth he will have to seek advice so is a waste of space.
Common sense is the main requirement for any police officer of any rank followed by experience. Degrees are all very well but will not make you a good police officer and the lack of experience will find them out. Imagine an ex bank manager as a Superintendent being given command of a dangerous firearms incident. Out of his depth he will have to seek advice so is a waste of space. ian923
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4:05pm Wed 7 May 14

ian923 says...

What surprises me very much is the about turn by the Chief Constable. He could have left his options open initially ( the sensible course) but didn't,t and has since done a U turn. I wonder why? The PCC is obviously in favour which demonstrates how naive she is .
What surprises me very much is the about turn by the Chief Constable. He could have left his options open initially ( the sensible course) but didn't,t and has since done a U turn. I wonder why? The PCC is obviously in favour which demonstrates how naive she is . ian923
  • Score: -34

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