Call for vocational ‘police’ qualifications

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Call for vocational ‘police’ qualificationsOn 7 Sep 2004 in Police, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Potentialpolice recruits should have to complete a vocational degree or an equivalentbefore applying to the service, according to the sector skills body for thecriminal justice system.DickWinterton, chief executiveof Skills for Justice, said the Police Service was the only profession that didnot use the education system to prepare people before they join.Hecompared the situation to other professions, such as engineering andhealthcare, where practitioners do not “simply turn up” at the localworks or hospital and expect training.Winterton also called for aprofessional register to track the skills and competencies of police officers.Hewarned that, unlike most professions, the Police Service had no formalmechanism for ensuring that people were keeping theirskills up to date. Comments are closed. last_img