Category Archives: Police

What Is A Police Communications Officer?

A Police Communications Officer (or police comms) is the first point of contact for all 999 emergency and high priority calls for police assistance.  It is estimated that around 80,000 emergency calls are made within the UK every single day.  The role of a Police Communications Officer is a wide and varied position comprising early, […]

New Police Officer Interview Questions – August 2015 Onwards

As of August 2015 the college of policing in the UK amended the police officer recruitment interview question format. This article provides candidates with details information and advice on how to prepare effectively for the new format, which includes both motivational and value based questions, in addition to the past behaviour questions. The new style […]

PSNI Police Officer Eligibility Criteria

PSNI stands for Police Service Northern Ireland. It is the official and recognised police service of Northern Ireland, and works in partnership with local communities to maintain peace and prevent crime. The selection process to join the PSNI is extremely competitive. Over 7500 people apply to join the force every single year, with only around […]

How To Prepare For The National Police Officer Assessment Centre

Every year, thousands of candidates apply to the police force. Some will be successful, some won’t; but what really matters is that you are successful. The application process for the police force is designed to test candidates in a rigorous manner, in order to determine the very best candidates from a wide field of applicants. […]

Police Communications Officer Tests – What’s Involved?

Police Communications Officer tests Police Communication Officers and 999 emergency call handlers have to deal with a wide range of callers, some of whom may be frightened, angry and distressed. If your application is successful, you’ll be asked to attend one of our assessment day tests where we will assess your ability to handle these […]

The New Police Officer (Police Special) Core Competencies

The New Police Officer (Police Special) Core Competencies The National Police Improvement Agency has taken the step to update and improve the Police Officer core competencies so they are more in line with the work of the modern day police force. These same competencies also apply to the role of police special constable.  Are you looking for the […]