This 4 day module will act not only as the introduction to the whole programme, but also as a reference point for all the key strategic issues that the programme will cover. An analysis of the new governance structures for policing; the interaction with policing and the Home Office; the role of performance data; operational competence and professional qualifications; ethical self-directed leadership in decision making and reference to alternative models will all be covered. This learning will then be supplemented by a brief outline of policing cultures with a focus beyond the standard binary approach. Social exclusion, diversity, anti-social behaviour will also be woven into delivery. The role of the Lord Leveson enquiry and policing/ media relationships will conclude the module.

Course content

  • An introduction to the role of the Policing Crime Commissioners
  • Critical analysis of the role of the Home Office, the Home Secretary and the Policing Minister
  • An historical understanding of the role of Economy Efficiency and Effectiveness and the new approach adopted by government
  • A comparison with the model of development in the Health Service. Is modern policing a profession?
  • What role does ‘individual’ leadership play in the effectiveness of front line, middle and executive delivery?
  • How close should the relationship be between policing and the media?
  • Should policing seek to control social media at times of disturbance?
  • What does policing in a democracy actually entail?
4 days
Any venue suitable for the client

Entry requirements

No specific requirements for these un-accredited short courses but, please note the programme will be taught in English.