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Direct entry Inspector programme

If you have leadership skills and want to use them to make a difference to communities across North Yorkshire, a job as an Inspector could be for you.

North Yorkshire Police is now offering a direct entry inspector scheme, for people who do not have a policing background but do have the necessary skills, experience and aptitude.

The Direct Entry Inspector programme is for exceptional individuals with proven leadership and management skills who want a new, challenging and rewarding career. The two year programme has been designed to deliver robust and comprehensive training to ensure that, on completion, you will be a highly competent uniformed operational inspector able to make a positive impact on policing and your community.

Inspector is a crucial role within North Yorkshire Police. You could be responsible for making a wide range of decisions. Some will be strategic, some will be operational but all will be important. You could also be leading large teams of sergeants, police constables and Police Community Support Officers. You’ll do all this in an exciting, fast-paced environment in which your actions have a direct impact on the people and communities we serve.

The 24-month direct entry inspector programme is run by the College of Policing – the national training and development body for police officers. Starting Salary c. £50,000

While the focus of this programme is to attract individuals with exceptional leadership skills from outside policing, you will still need to take on the responsibilities of being a police officer. That means that you will need to meet the same eligibility criteria required of anyone else who joins the police service.

These criteria include checks into your finances, previous criminal convictions, fitness and membership of political groups. We typically expect candidates to have a Level 6/7 qualification (a degree or similar qualification) but will also consider applicants who can demonstrate equivalent level experience for the 2020 programme.

More information on the application process, eligibility criteria and assessment structure can be found on https://leadbeyond.police.uk/  

To apply click here 

Key Dates

19th February 2020 – Familiarisation Event at NYP Police HQ, Northallerton – Event now full

NEW EVENT ADDED – 24th February 2020 – Familiarisation Event at NYP Police HQ, Northallerton – register here (spaces are limited)

3rd March 2020 – Applications close

April 2020 – North Yorkshire Police assessments

18th June – 29th June 2020 – National Assessment Centre (3 days)

August 2020 – Conditional offers

August 2020 – November 2020 – notice period / vetting / medicals

November 2020 – Programme starts

More Information 

Direct Inspector Brochure


North Yorkshire Police are keen to encourage applications from those groups of people currently underrepresented at Inspector rank.

If you identify as female, LGBT, are from a minority background or have a disability, please get in touch to find out more about the programme and the additional support available.

Contact our Talent Advisor, Nikki Wilson on 01609 643522 or email HRTalent&Resourcing@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk