College of Policing - Chief Officer Appointments


The College of Policing (CoP) led on a consultation regarding Chief Officer Appointments. This work is being done in conjunction with the Chief Police Officers Staff Association (CPOSA), the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), the Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales (PSAEW), the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the Home Office. The findings will be used to inform recommendations on how to widen the pool of candidates going for chief officer positions and improve current selection and assessment processes. The work will also inform the ongoing redevelopment of the CoP’s guidance and toolkit for Chief Officer selection.

PCC's Response

The PCC's response to the consultation can be viewed here.