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The ADCP process

Do you have what it takes to be a detective?

The eight steps to becoming a Detective Constable through the Accelerated Detective Constable Program:

Accelerated Detective Constable Program: - What to expect
Step 1      Completion of application process 
Step 2

Initial student training course lasting for 20 weeks. Some inputs will be provided by serving detectives.

 Step 3

10 weeks of Response policing in uniform with an allocated tutor. This will provide the opportunity for the practical application of the classroom-based learning.  This is then followed by 6 weeks of independent patrol.

 Step 4

12 weeks investigating volume crime offences within Response Investigations.

 Step 5

Sit National Investigators Exam

 Step 6

In year 2 you will be part of an investigations carousel working within a number of different departments to build up skills and experience. This will include time working within Intelligence teams and Safeguarding.  This will be working as a Trainee Detective Constable.

 Step 7

Modular training will be provided throughout the year, including investigative interviewing and safeguarding.

 Step 8

Complete a PIP2 portfolio to demonstrate competence and to be signed off as a Detective Constable.

For more information see the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the Accelerated Detective Constable Program:

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Please note applications are closed at this time.

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