Shortlist drawn up for police superintendent roles

Gazette & Herald: Shortlist drawn up for police superintendent roles Shortlist drawn up for police superintendent roles

A SHORTLIST has been created of applicants for two direct entry Superintendent roles at North Yorkshire Police.

The two candidates were among 67 applicants - mostly from outside North Yorkshire Police, from industries including the legal sector, military, local government and private businesses - who put their names forward for the roles, with seven asked to take part in a round of interviews at police headquarters.

From those seven, the two candidates were selected this week and will now go forward to the College of Policing National Assessment Centre to take part in a series of tests to evaluate their ability to perform in the rank of Superintendent.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy said: “The calibre of the candidates who applied for the Direct Entry Programme was very impressive and I am delighted that so many talented individuals showed an interest in working for North Yorkshire Police.

“The selection process was extremely tough, which it needed to be to ensure we are putting the right applicants through to the next stage, and I am really pleased that we have identified two people to progress."

The next stage of the recruitment process will take place between the end of this month and the beginning of August, with the applicants facing a number of scenarios to measure their ability to perform in the role, and their ability to bring new perspectives to the police service.

ACC Kennedy said: “I would like to think all the candidates who applied for the scheme and wish the two successful candidates the best of luck at Bramshill."

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11:30am Thu 17 Jul 14

Omega Point says...

I still believe all police officers no matter what ultimate rank they achieve should spend two years as a PC. By all means rapid promotion after that.
I still believe all police officers no matter what ultimate rank they achieve should spend two years as a PC. By all means rapid promotion after that. Omega Point
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1:09pm Thu 17 Jul 14

ian923 says...

Funny West Yorkshire, a much bigger force, rejected ALL their applicants.
I agree with Omega point and there is no substitute for experience. These people if appointed have to make decisions which will affect lives and safety and I don't believe they will be capable even after a few months training at the White Elephant Police College.
Funny West Yorkshire, a much bigger force, rejected ALL their applicants. I agree with Omega point and there is no substitute for experience. These people if appointed have to make decisions which will affect lives and safety and I don't believe they will be capable even after a few months training at the White Elephant Police College. ian923
  • Score: 8

8:41pm Thu 17 Jul 14

the-e-man says...

Very dangerous. They will have a limited "use". Certainly cannot be used as an operational Police Officer but I suppose may have their uses in finance, advertising, promotional work or, as seems the fashion these days, as "spin doctors"
Very dangerous. They will have a limited "use". Certainly cannot be used as an operational Police Officer but I suppose may have their uses in finance, advertising, promotional work or, as seems the fashion these days, as "spin doctors" the-e-man
  • Score: 2

4:28pm Fri 18 Jul 14

RooBeck says...

Far too many cop TV dramas, cop reality programmes, Crime-scene USA, the First 48 etc., etc., coming into the nation's Living Rooms' every evening and then, suddenly, some people believe they are instant experts and can do every bit as good without ever having had to do the job in hand, mixing reality with dreamland!! The principle of experience through service - that is, the right kind of service - should be non-negotiable and the police would have been wise to vigoursly challenge yet another gimmicky Tory Party "reforming" policy and return it to the policy wonks' think-tank from whence it came and not to resurrect it. The former Police Minister, Damian Green, saw this as the recruitment of better quality "managers" and "leaders" - a bit of a slap for the police - does this mean that they are/have been scraping the bottom of the barrel for suitable people for their higher posts? Sounds like it! Well, he 'bit the dust' in Cameron's re-shuffle on Tuesday, so maybe someone should ask him to take this with him to his next ministerial job and carry-out these experimental, un-workable employment reforms on whatever new department he takes over!! Maybe direct entry cops into something like the Ministry of Defence/Dept. of Education - that should go down well?!
Far too many cop TV dramas, cop reality programmes, Crime-scene USA, the First 48 etc., etc., coming into the nation's Living Rooms' every evening and then, suddenly, some people believe they are instant experts and can do every bit as good without ever having had to do the job in hand, mixing reality with dreamland!! The principle of experience through service - that is, the right kind of service - should be non-negotiable and the police would have been wise to vigoursly challenge yet another gimmicky Tory Party "reforming" policy and return it to the policy wonks' think-tank from whence it came and not to resurrect it. The former Police Minister, Damian Green, saw this as the recruitment of better quality "managers" and "leaders" - a bit of a slap for the police - does this mean that they are/have been scraping the bottom of the barrel for suitable people for their higher posts? Sounds like it! Well, he 'bit the dust' in Cameron's re-shuffle on Tuesday, so maybe someone should ask him to take this with him to his next ministerial job and carry-out these experimental, un-workable employment reforms on whatever new department he takes over!! Maybe direct entry cops into something like the Ministry of Defence/Dept. of Education - that should go down well?! RooBeck
  • Score: 0
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