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Feb 16

Are You Promotion Fit?

Many police officers across the UK have experienced a notable change in the format of their Force promotion processes over the last few years. This follows introduction of the College of Policing National Police Promotion Framework (NPPF), which replaced the Policing Professional Framework (PPF) Personal Qualities or local equivalents. Despite... read more →
Feb 08

The Terrifying Forward Facing Question !

In discussions with officers from many forces over the last few weeks (especially GMP, PSNI & MPS), it’s becoming clear that forward facing or situational questions are coming ever more popular again in police promotion processes. Lots of forces are now including them either as the only question type used... read more →
Nov 26
Nov 01

Eating To Win (or lose) at Your Board

After a few weeks of overindulging and a lack of exercise, I’ve been feeling pretty sluggish and maybe not as mentally ‘sharp’ as usual (although many I know would argue that’s never the case). And, looking at the bselectedpolice twitter feed, it its clear to me that often officers’ diets... read more →
Oct 11

Police Promotion – Keep It Simple

Take a look at the definition of simplicity below:     The contradiction here though is simplicity is not simple. Keeping or making things simple is hard – it’s much easier to do what you have always done. Making things simple takes commitment and energy to do and complexity can... read more →
Oct 06

Help Me! Managing Promotion Stress. A few Tips.

A promotion process can never be said to be a relaxing time. Even the best prepared candidates will have a degree of stress as they face their process and, for many, it can be completely debilitating. I’ve spoken to numerous candidates over the years who have pulled out of a... read more →
Sep 27

The 3 Pillars of Promotion Success

At bselectedpolice we have been delivering expert coaching on how to smash your promotion and selection processes for over 9 years (and for over 20 years in a corporate environment). It’s fair to say we know what we are doing. Over the years we have refined our message and way... read more →
Sep 07
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