Having been accepted into the service you will commence a period
of two years probationary development from your date of
Your training will be broken down into phases:
This consists of 18 weeks based at Police Headquarters at
Martlesham.The learning ethos is designed to create thinking, self
learning individuals who can make unbiased decisions for the
benefit of all.
The training will consist of a variety of methods, including
self study, classroom based learning, roleplays and computer aided
This is specifically designed to produce officers who are
capable of recognising their need for learning and seeking out the
information for their own development.
You will receive personal safety training, first aid and
This consists of 10 weeks of being tutored at a police station
by an experienced officer.
During this time you will be expected to complete a number of
police action checklists which will be assessed by your tutor.
At the conclusion of this period you will reach independent
patrol status, and will be posted to a response team based at a
At regular intervals during the probationary period you will
have a review conducted by the Learning Development Officer, where
you will be expected to present your completed portfolio,
evidencing activities that you have been involved in .This will
help establish whether you have met the required standards to
become an efficient and effective police officer.
The satisfactory completion of the National Occupational
Standards over the probationary period will result in you achieving
a Diploma in Policing, which is a nationally recognised
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