London Met academics support Police Now!
Police Now is the innovative scheme putting graduates on the frontline of policing.
Now in its second year, The Leadership Development Programme is a two-year programme combining intensive training with hands-on responsibility. Successful graduates will take on a community policing role as the officer leading policing in a specific area.
Two London Met academics, Dr Robin Bhairam, course leader for the BSc Police Studies, Procedure and Investigation and Professor John Grieve, emeritus professor and head of the John Grieve Centre for Policing have been involved in the set up and delivery of the Police Now programme with Professor Grieve sitting on the advisory board and Dr Bhairam as part of the panel of assessors.
The programme is intended to be intensive and challenging for its graduates who are fully supported by a series of mentors, coaches and managers throughout the two years.
Police Now is unique as it put graduates of all backgrounds at the forefront of the community as fully warranted police officers responsible for areas home to as many as 20,000 people.
The programme is designed to transform challenged communities, reduce crime and increase public confidence in policing by recruiting and developing outstanding and diverse graduates to be leaders in society and on the frontline of law enforcement.
All applicants must have successfully completed a degree or be in their final year, predicted a 2:1 or above and be a resident of London.
As the home of one of the Police Now assessors, London Met students are lucky to be able to contact Dr Bhairam if they have any questions about the scheme.