Once you’ve successfully completed your probationary period (2 years for graduate scheme / 3 years for apprenticeship scheme), you have the opportunity to progress up through the following ranks:
Police Constable / Detective Constable - this is the starting rank for police officers
Sergeant / Detective Sergeant - the first supervisory rank. Most sergeants are responsible for a team of constables
Inspector / Detective Inspector - inspectors typically oversee a shift of constables and sergeants.
Chief Inspector / Detective Chief Inspector - typically responsible for managing a department with a specific geographical area or for the delivery of a policing service
Superintendent / Detective Superintendent - typically responsible for a large department within Leicestershire Police, for example, Corporate Services or Specialist Operations Training
Chief Superintendent / Detective Chief Superintendent - typically responsible for a specific function within Leicestershire Police, for example, Local Policing or Crime & Intelligence
Assistant Chief Constable - Mainly responsible for a specific function or business area within Leicestershire Police, for example, Crime and Operations
Deputy Chief Constable - act as deputy for the Chief Constable, handling the running of Leicestershire Police and supporting the Chief Constable
Chief Constable - responsible for the effective running of Leicestershire Police
As a police constable, you’ll also be able to apply for specialist units like the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), firearms, child protection, cyber crime, roads policing, dog handling and many more...
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