College Launches New Fast Track Programme for Inspectors to Senior Leaders

Substantive inspectors who aspire to become senior leaders will be able to apply to a new Fast Track inspector to superintendent programme (FTIS) which is being launched by the College of Policing in May, with applications opening in October.  

This programme runs over two years and will support the development of officers’ skills, knowledge and experience in senior leadership. By providing a flexible and accelerated journey through the promotion process, as well as training and development to suit individual and force needs, one of the aims of this programme is to improve both the number and diversity of officers progressing to chief officer ranks. 

Whilst on this programme, officers will have access to an executive coach for one-to-one sessions and will complete modules on personal, operational and organisational leadership at senior levels. They will also be able to apply their learning in practical scenarios through Hydra immersive learning exercises. This creates a safe yet realistic space to experiment with new learnings within a simulated environment.  

All officers who complete this programme will graduate as superintendents. In order to apply, interested officers of a substantive inspector rank will need to enquire with their individual force to assess if they are eligible. More information can be found here:  

Ray Clare, Head of Leadership at College of Policing, said: “Ensuring we have the correct people in senior leadership is essential for building and retaining trust between the service and the public. This two-year Fast Track inspector to superintendent programme will help to identify and develop officers who have the potential to flourish as great senior leaders.” 


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