Multi-Agency Gold Incident Command (MAGIC) Training

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The College of Policing in partnership with NARU and The Fire Service College has recently updated the Multi-Agency Gold Incident Command (MAGIC) Course. The challenging 3 day intensive course requires the completion of a pre-course Research Document and an innovative e-learning package before embarking on 2 days of classroom based work and 1 day of […]

President Elect interviewed for Police Magazine


  Ch Supt Irene Curtis, President Elect of the Association, recently gave an interview to Police Magazine (published by the Police Federation), in which she talked about the need for a change in the culture of the service if we are to achieve a more diverse workforce and for difference to be properly valued. Her […]


Police Integrity

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In response to Home Secretary’s statement in the House about police integrity earlier today, Derek Barnett, President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales said: “The predominantly unarmed Police Service in England and Wales succeeds on the basis of its legitimacy which is acquired through public consent, and I understand the impact that […]

Job Opportunities – Veredus Consultancy Roles


POLICE PROGRAMME Veredus provide a range of services to help its clients develop their leadership capability and capacity.   Many of their consultants came to them following successful careers in business, public service or the third sector, and continue to maintain excellent networks within these sectors. They currently have some consultancy roles that would ideally suit […]

A College for All

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by Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis, President Elect This week saw an historic moment for the police service of England and Wales as its first professional body formally came into existence. At the present time it could be argued that, when looking at it from a national perspective, the service is pulling in several different directions […]

Policing UK 2013

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Priorities and Pressures: a Year of Transformation Designed to inform all those involved in shaping policing in this country, this publication provides a level of insight from some of the most expert commentators in the field. Policing UK 2013 sets out the current issues and challenges confronting the police service at a time of change […]

Invitation to Join the Subject Matter Expert Panel – SPNAC


The Senior Police National Assessment Centre (Senior PNAC) and the Senior Police Staff Assessment Process are integral parts of the leadership pathway to Chief Officer roles.  These Selection Processes consist of a series of bespoke, high-level exercises that are designed on an annual basis to reflect the tasks and competencies demonstrated by effective ACCs or […]

Launch of College of Policing

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On 4 Feb 2013 the Association President Derek Barnett and President Elect Irene Curtis attended the official launch of the College of Policing in London. As the Association’s nominee to the Board of Directors, Irene was asked to speak at the event on behalf of the Service. Other speakers at the event were Police Minister […]

Consultation on Direct Entry into the Police Service

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On 30 January 2013 the Government announced consultation on the implementation of direct entry in the police with an 8 week deadline for responses. The consultation can be accessed here. The consultation includes all three proposed ‘Direct Entry’ schemes at Inspector (fast track), Superintendent and Chief Constable ranks, and the Association will provide a comprehensive […]

HAC Publishes Its Report on IPCC

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The Home Affairs Committee today published its Report on The Independent Police Complaints Commission (Eleventh Report, Session 2012-13, HC 494).  Details of the Report can be found here. Responding to the publication, Derek Barnett President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales said: I welcome the contribution that this report makes to the […]