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Conclusion Week 1

Conclusion Week 1 - How to become a police officer
Congratulations on completing Week 1 of this short-course about how to become a police officer. Hopefully at the end of Week 1, you’ve got an understanding of why policing maybe a career that you should consider, and some of the things that you may want to think about before becoming a police officer and whether it would suit you. We’ve also looked a little bit about the history and particularly the philosophy of policing in terms of some of the cornerstones of policing; the Peelian principles, and more particularly around policing by consent.
Then we ended off with looking at diversity inclusion, giving you some understanding and appreciation of why diversity is so key to policing in terms of having a representative police service to effectively police the diverse communities that exist within our society. I hope you can stay with us for Week 2 when we’ll take a closer look at some of the rank structures and also some of the specialist unit that exist within policing. I hope you enjoyed it and I look forward to continue to working with you.
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