This book focuses on the Interactive Exercise, which forms a key part of the Police Recruit Assessment Process. The role play (as the exercise is often referred to) is traditionally the part of the recruitment test that candidates worry about most and find particularly difficult. The book clearly explains the role play process, making links to the Core Competencies and in particular examining issues of diversity. It offers a number of Interactive Exercises in the form of candidate and role player instructions and provides guidance on the completed exercises.
Richard Malthouse is currently employed within a large law enforcement agency, providing training design and performance needs analysis. He has been teaching, coaching, and assessing police officers for over 11 years and is a Director of The Interview Success Company Ltd which coaches individuals through the National Police Recruit Assessment Process. Dr Jodi Roffey-Barentsen is Programme Manager of Education and Teacher Training at Farnborough College of Technology in Hampshire. She has extensive experience in teaching and learning in a range of educational settings and is responsible for a suite of degree courses in education and learning support. Her research interests are in the field of Reflective Practice, the deployment of Teaching Assistants and Transition to HE. Jodi works as a consultant for an international exam board and is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning. Peter has considerable experience in the training, coaching and assessing of police officers both in the classroom environment and in the workplace. As a nationally qualified assessor, he has vast experience assessing officers in role-play scenarios both in development and training and during examinations. He is also an assessor for candidates for promotion during their work placed assessment period. As a Training Manager, Peter was instrumental in the role out of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP). During the pilot stage of the programme he took the lead in all areas of officer development including the introduction of role-plays which were specifically designed to involve the community at all stages of learning. /par1//par1/Peter's current role is within a large law enforcement agency, which entails the design and delivery of presentations and lectures to police officers and staff on matters of discipline and standards in the work place. Peter is a Director of The Interview Success Company which focuses on coaching individuals to succeed in the police assessment process.
Part 1: Introduction to interactive exercises Part 2: Interactive Exercises Appendix A: Core competencies mapped against the Interactive Exercises Appendix B: National Core Competencies Index