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Direct entry Inspector programme

Direct entry inspector programme

Interested in a career with the police service joining directly at Inspector rank? Book yourself onto a Direct Entry Meet the Police regional event and find out if the programme is for you. The service is looking to recruit proven leaders from across industry in 2019.

Norfolk Constabulary in partnership with The College of Policing are delighted to announce that the application window for Direct Entry (DE) 2019 will open on 7th January 2019.

If you are an experienced middle manager, senior manager or director in any sector looking for a more rewarding career where you can directly help people and make a personal difference to the lives of people in all of our communities, you are being asked to consider a switch of management career into policing.

The College’s DE programme recruits people at the senior rank of Inspector in partnership with forces across England and Wales. These specific DE roles require dedicated, talented, flexible and proven leaders from outside policing and do not require any previous policing experience.

Applicants are recruited for their management skills in areas including budgets, teams, resources, systems and cultural change while also demonstrating their diversity of thought, life perspective and experience throughout the rigorous selection and assessment process.  

The external DE recruitment programme works alongside internal police leadership development programmes to deliver the future cadre of senior police officers that the service requires in a fast paced changing world where the police require internal and external talent streams to deliver against the many challenges presented.

Norfolk Constabulary and the college are looking for individuals who possess the required competencies for the roles on offer and make no apology for the robustness of the programme. Successful applicants will be enrolled onto an 18 or 24 month combined classroom based and in-force training and development programme, which will equip recruits with the policing skills to complement their personal management experience and attributes. Rotational periods are spent in the roles of PC, Sergeant and Inspector during the training.

The College has helped forces recruit previous cohort members from a variety of industries including retail, journalism, professional services, banking, HM Forces, Local Government, Civil Service, marketing, journalism and education.

DE recruits are already making their mark and after some initial resistance have been well accepted by colleagues in-force and are illustrating their value in challenging and bringing difference into senior officer thinking where appropriate while leading from the front, empowering staff and bringing new creativity and fresh ideas into the service.

So if you’re interested in using your industry transferable management skills for the greater good in society and looking for a new career at a senior level with an appropriate starting salary (Circa 48K for Inspector paid from day one of your training course) take a look at for more information.