Direct Entry National Assessment Centre

The Direct Entry (Superintendent) Programme is 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 Direct Entry National Assessment Centre intakes will take place between 29 May - 6 June 2015 (venue tbc).

Assessment Process

Candidates will be required to arrive and register by 7:00pm on the evening of the first day of their intake, and will be finished by 1:30pm on the fourth day of their intake. Overnight accommodation will be provided for candidates from 2:00pm on the day of the first day of the intake until 09:30am on the last day of the intake.

How To Apply

2015 National Assessment Centre Documentation

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

2014 National Assessment Centre Documentation

A number of documents relating to last year's process are available below for your reference. Updated documents for 2015 will be uploaded in due course. Please visit this page regularly.


2014 National Assessment Centre Results and Analysis Report


The Results and Analysis Report produced following the delivery of the 2014 Direct Entry (Superintendent) Assessment Centre is now available.  

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.