You will attend a training course, during which your knowledge of the law will be tested with regular skills development exercises, as well as written exams. You will also receive personal safety training and IT training.
Once you leave training school and join an intervention team, you will be assessed by an officer from the Professional Development Unit who will work with you for the remainder of the probation period to assist you to complete your OneFile portfolio.
The initial weeks with the intervention team will be spent with a coach who will guide and assist you to reach fit for independent patrol status, when you will be able to patrol on your own. At the end of the first year you will be assessed to ensure you are suitable to begin your crime training.
Having been successful in your National Investigators Examination (NIE) you will attend a four-week initial investigators course followed by two-week interview course. During your probationary period, the assessor will observe you periodically, conduct recorded discussions and you will also compile written evidence towards the portfolio, with the aim of completing this before the end of the probation period.