College of Policing - online assessment
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on March 23 and additional guidance introduced to keep our communities safe, all SEARCH and Day One activity has been postponed until 2021.
In response to this, the College of Policing have developed an online assessment process that enables effective assessment of the required competencies and values that are important for Police Constables, and meets the current standards for assessing new recruits.
To ensure consistency and fairness to candidates, the online assessment process will remain in place throughout the remainder of 2020. As part of ongoing monitoring and evaluation, the College will continue to review the candidate experience with a view to enhancing the process during this period.
The online assessment centre will enable rapid recruitment without face-to-face contact while social distancing measures are required. It will also enable secure online assessment to be part of an efficient and user-friendly candidate journey in the future. The process incorporates a progressive sifting approach to effectively identify those most suitable for the role of a police officer.
You can complete the exercises on any internet-enabled device with a camera (laptop, tablet or phone), but to ensure full compatibility with the online platform, the following should be set up.
- Your operating system should be Windows 7 (or higher) or Mac OS 10.11 (or higher).
- Your browser should be the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari (Apple products only).
- You should have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed, and you require a webcam and microphone to record responses.