The MPS is widely regarded as having one of the best police officer training programmes in the world. It will teach you all about the various aspects of police work, including basic law, police procedures, physical fitness, people skills and emergency life saving techniques.
The recruits' course
The initial recruits' course covers separate themes such as 'policing for a diverse community' and 'managing crime scenes and suspects'. During this time you will develop a number of core skills:
- Self motivation
- Professional standards
Each training theme has its own written and practical assessment. If at any point you don't reach the required standard we will do all we can to give you the assistance you need to improve.
Your training doesn't end with the recruits' course. You will continue to receive training and guidance during a two-year probationary period.
Your time as a probationer will ensure that you are conducting core operational tasks in accordance with good practice. Throughout, your performance will be assessed in terms of competence, skills and knowledge.