Direct Entry Superintendent

Direct Entry applications for Superintendent are open from Monday 16th January until Friday 3rd March.

The Direct Entry Superintendent programme supports the National Policing Vision in helping to bring exceptional existing leaders into the police service to make an immediate impact on culture, efficiency and effectiveness. The programme opens up entry to the police service to proven leaders who will join policing directly at the rank of superintendent, rather than having to work their way up from the rank of constable. You can learn more about the people who have joined the force through Direct Entry by reading their biographies.


"Direct Entry Superintendent is for individuals with exceptional senior leadership and management skills who want a challenging and rewarding career."

The programme has been designed to deliver robust and comprehensive training to ensure that, on completion, you will be a competent superintendent able to make an immediate positive impact on policing, the local community and wider society. Find out more about our Direct Entry 2017 application process.

Although exciting, intense and varied, being a police officer is not a nine-to-five job.

You will be expected to manage critical incidents and to direct and support your team in dealing with situations that are often complex and time-critical. You will be accountable for your actions to ensure that you are working ethically, with integrity and to the standards the public expect.

If you want to do something worthwhile and give something back to your community, then a career as a Direct Entry Superintendent could be for you.


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