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Police: Recruitment

Question for Home Office

UIN HL8043, tabled on 27 April 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many candidates have applied for admission to the Direct Entry Inspector programme since its inception, and of those, how many were successful.

Answered on

4 May 2016

The direct entry to superintendent scheme has been running since 2014; over the three years of its operation it has had a total of 2,049 applications.

The first direct entry scheme to inspector launched this year. There were 1,647 ap-plications and the selection process is ongoing. The first cohort are expected to start in November.

Details of success and retention for the direct entry to superintendent scheme are outlined in the table below.

Year

Applications

Successful at the assessment centre

Started the scheme

In post at 1 April 2016

2014

867

13

9

8

2015

542

7

6

6

2016

640

-

-

-

Assessment centres for the 2016 inspectors’ and superintendents’ schemes will take place this summer.

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