After training

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Training

New recruits will take part in a 9 week blended learning programme.

Blended learning will involve webinar learning sessions that can be accessed via a PC and/or tablets as well as classroom based practical lessons which will allow for consolidation of knowledge.

You will be encouraged to self-learn and be directed to a portal of interactive learning materials which will include audio notes and electronic student notes.

Training takes place in the evenings and at weekends.

Attestation

Your attestation is the moment you stand up in front of family, friends, colleagues and chief officers to take the oath of office of the constable. All police officers and special constables must be formally attested before a Justice of the Peace.

Prior to the ceremony you will be issued your kit and your warrant card.

At this point you will become a fully warranted police officer.

Following your attestation you will join one of our Community Policing Teams, begin accompanied Patrol and the next phase of your training. 

Accompanied patrol, Police Action Checklists and phase two training

During accompanied patrol you will carry out the duties of a police officer, but until you reach qualified status, you will always be accompanied by a qualified Special or regular police officer.

Throughout this time you will continue to work through a Police Action Checklist (PAC) which covers 34 skill areas, with 29 mandatory skills and five desirable skills. This checks and tests what you learnt in you initial training.

Each skill has to be completed three times and sign off by your mentor to confirm you have met the required competency level.

Phase two training will start three months after your Attestation, and will consist of webinar and classroom based training. Phase two training takes approximately nine months. 

Qualified status

Once you have completed phase two training and your Police Action Checklist you can be signed off as qualified.  

This means you have the skills, knowledge and experience to patrol on your own