Do you notice? Are you inquisitive? A problem solver? Someone who can communicate with anyone? Can you gain the trust of those around you?
Do you approach ongoing challenges with focus and determination? Do you have the resilience to see it through to conclusion?
Choosing to be a detective is a serious career choice. Detectives are focused, work well under pressure and respond quickly to new information with a determined, positive attitude.
A career as a detective offers a competitive starting salary and benefits package compared to other graduate career choices, alongside long-term career development. You also get a unique chance to have an immediate and positive impact on the most vulnerable people in society.
Join one of our partner police forces as a trainee detective through Police Now’s National Detective Programme.
WHAT DOES A DETECTIVE DO?
Police detectives look past the obvious, to understand what’s really going on.
WHAT DO DETECTIVES DO?
Are you emotionally aware? Do you see things from other points of view? Can you quickly form meaningful relationships across diverse groups of people?
You’re a methodical and analytical problem solver. You have the ability to foresee risks and don’t jump to conclusions, but gather all the information before making a call.
Does this sounds like you? If so, you have the potential to become a detective.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Gain the skills needed for modern investigative work
Laying the foundations for a successful long-term detective career, the National Detective Programme will provide you with the platform needed to contribute as a team member on the force from day one.
Participants on the programme are required to pass the National Investigators’ Exam (NIE) in the first six months of the programme and achieve full Professionalising Investigation Programme Stage 2 (PIP2) accreditation by programme completion. Throughout the two-year programme, participants will have the opportunity to evidence what they and their colleagues have achieved on behalf of communities and victims at Impact Events. They will receive continued professional development through ongoing skills sessions and be supported by a Police Now Leadership Development Officer for the duration of the programme.
BE THE CHANGE
Since Police Now’s inception in 2015, we have recruited, trained and developed 643 neighbourhood police officers through our National Graduate Leadership Programme, resulting in Police Now participants having been deployed to 50% of England’s most deprived neighbourhoods. 25% of the Police Now participants that have remained in policing are now training to be detectives, which complements our commitment to delivering the next generation of detectives through our new National Detective Programme.
We are now working with 29 police forces across England and Wales and are proud that Police Now has been recognised as industry leading by professional experts in graduate recruitment and professional development, receiving 20 awards in the last three years. Last year we won the 2018 Institute of Student Employers Diversity and Inclusion Award.
We are excited to see what positive impact the detectives joining our new programme can have.
- 58% of our 2018 programme participants would not have considered policing without Police Now
SALARY & BENEFITS
Average starting salary is £23,586 depending on the force. Basic detective constable salary rises to £39,150 plus allowances in line with Home Office guidelines.
22 days paid annual holiday, plus public holidays, rising to 30 days with length of service. At least two rest days each week, as well as maternity, paternity and adoption leave. Option of a career break of up to five years.
The Police Federation and Staff Support associations are there to represent your needs, and each force also has their own occupational health and welfare teams.
Automatic enrollment as a member of the Police Pension Scheme 2015, and our partner organisations also offer financial services including saving, investment, and protection products.
Some forces offer a contributory private healthcare scheme. You’ll also benefit from free eye tests and glasses if you regularly use a computer.
Depending on the force you are allocated to you may be able to enjoy free local public transport whether you’re on or off duty.
Forces that we are working with on the Police Now National Detective Programme 2019 are as follows.