Direct Entry National Assessment Centre

The Direct Entry (Superintendent & Inspector) Programmes are designed to attract highly talented leaders from outside policing to come into the police service at a senior rank, bringing fresh perspectives and new ideas.

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The application window for the 2020 Direct Entry Inspector Programme IS NOW OPEN.

It will remain open until 2200hrs on Tuesday 3rd MARCH 2020

Assessment Process

You’ll need to attend this for three consecutive days. On day one, you’ll need to register and attend a briefing at 8pm. On day two, you’ll attend a full day of assessments. On day three, you’ll attend a half-day of assessments, which will finish at 1pm. Again, you’ll need to choose from the available dates on a first come, first served basis. If you can’t attend, unfortunately, you’ll be unable to continue in the process.

How To Apply

Documents in relation to the assessment centre will be uploaded to this website when they become available. Please check this page frequently for updates.

2020 National Assessment Centre Documentation

Direct Entry Inspector Candidate Overview 2020

Direct Entry National Assessment Centre Rules and Procedures Document

Reasonable Adjustments and Accommodations Policy


Candidates with disabilities or other requirements

If you have any individual circumstances that you believe may affect your performance or attendance at the selection process, you should in the first instance refer to the Reasonable Adjustment and Accommodation Policy. This details the process by which candidates with a disability, including a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), or any other influencing factors may apply for reasonable adjustment or an accommodation of their needs. If, after reading the policy, you have any queries regarding your situation, please contact the Senior Selection Team to arrange to discuss your circumstances with one of the team's Psychologists. Please do this as soon as possible after securing a place at the Assessment Centre, so that we can try to assist and put any necessary adjustments or accommodations in place for you.