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Last chance to apply for Nottinghamshire Police ‘Fast Track to Detective’ course

Aspiring detectives have a few days left to apply for a new fast-track training course that will prepare them for a career investigating Nottinghamshire’s most serious crimes.

Nottinghamshire Police launched its brand new ‘Fast Track to Detective Constable’ entry programme last month to find the investigators of the future.

Over 100 applicants have already applied ahead of the deadline, which is midnight on Sunday (16 April 2023).

Successful applicants will join Nottinghamshire Police in August 2023 as a police officer and start a fast track journey in becoming a Detective Constable.

This will be completed through a 21-week initial course at the force’s state-of-the-art training school at its Arnold headquarters.

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Members of the cohort will then be placed throughout the force to be tutored and experience being a uniformed frontline officer for 12 months.

They will then move into a Detective Constable role and complete their Detective portfolio.

This is the first time Nottinghamshire Police has opened this fast-track programme to the public and if you want to be a future detective, this is the job for you.

Detective Inspector Ed Cook said: “The traditional path to becoming a detective constable would see you join as a uniformed police officer first and then consider a detective career path at a later date in your policing career.

“However, we are now giving you the chance to move directly into a trainee detective constable role following on from your initial officer training.

“Being a detective is not only challenging, but it is also extremely rewarding. Detectives investigate anything from domestic abuse, fraud, robbery, child protection, cyber-crime, serious assaults, organised crime, right the way through to high level drugs importation and serious organised crime.

“We have designed this entry route programme to equip successful applicants with the right knowledge and resources to support them in becoming an accredited detective and to help make Nottinghamshire safer.”

As a Nottinghamshire Police detective, you will:

  • investigate the most serious and complex of crimes
  • support victims with compassion and manage any risk
  • gather evidence, interview suspects and conduct victim and witness statements
  • utilise the latest technologies as well as traditional policing methods
  • prepare case files and attend court to present evidence
  • engage with a wide variety of people
  • communicate professionally with care and empathy
  • demonstrate resilience and tenacity, whilst retaining a focus on delivering a positive result and adapting to new developments
  • be fully supported through complete Police Officer and Detective training, tutorship, a dedicated Professional Development Officer to help you complete your PIP1 and PIP2 portfolios
  • pass the National Investigator Exam with a full learning resources package.

Graduates who are interested in becoming investigators may also be interested in our graduate investigator scheme. Open to university graduates, this salaried development scheme provides a genuine experience in criminal investigations, across a variety of areas of the organisation, enabling you to make an informed decision about policing as a career whilst providing you with transferrable employability skills valued in all professions.

Applications for this years’ graduate investigator scheme also close at midnight on Sunday.

For more information on the ‘Fast Track to Detective Constable’ and ‘Graduate Investigator’ roles and to apply, visit the ‘current vacancies’ section of the careers page: Careers | Nottinghamshire Police

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