The Degree Holder Entry Programme Accelerated Detective Pathway (DHEP ADP) is designed for applicants who already have an existing degree in any subject (Level 6) 2:2 or above or are working towards their final year and have their predicated grades at the time of application.
The Accelerated Detective Pathway is a fast-track process for those with transferable skills, knowledge and experience to become a Detective. You’ll be supported all the way through the DHEP ADP by our professional development unit and training departments to achieve your goal of becoming a Detective Constable at North Yorkshire Police.
As a trainee Detective Constable, you will start a two-year probation period and will be earning while you learn. Initially you will undergo training to equip you with the knowledge and skills required of all police officers such as officer safety training, understanding key powers and making arrests.
This period will include being tutored and going out on patrol with a tutor constable, before eventually being on independent patrol. You will then move to an investigation unit where you will work towards a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice.
After your second year you will be required to complete and pass the National Investigators Exam and Detective Training Course after which you will achieve accredited Detective status.
What is a Detective?
As a Detective, you will hold one of the most vital roles in policing ensuring that the most vulnerable members of the community are kept safe and the most dangerous are prevented from causing harm. You will find yourself investigating criminal offences such as robbery, burglary, rape and serious assault.
Once you are a qualified as a Detective you will be able to apply for more specialist roles investigating murder, organised crime and fraud. At the end of the two-year programme, you will be eligible to apply for specialist portfolios such as family liaison and advanced interviewing, you will also be able to apply for promotion through the National Police Promotion Framework (NPPF).
Meet some of our Detectives...
Types of Detective Work
Detectives in North Yorkshire Police work in several different teams including Investigation Hubs, CID teams, Organised Crime Unit, Economic Crime Unit, Online Abuse Team, Cyber Crime Unit, Safeguarding and Major Investigation Team.
They deal with a wide range of investigations from volume crime (burglary, robbery and violence) to serious and complex crime such as serious sexual offences, organised crime and homicide.
Safeguarding and partnership working underpins all our investigations as we work to support and protect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Detective Superintendent Fran Naughton, head of CID, said: “We’re looking for the curious and tenacious who will leave no stone unturned. We need the sort of person who can build relationships with victims, witnesses and partners. You will have to be emotionally resilient when faced with the aftermath of traumatic incidents and possess the compassion to provide an outstanding service to victims. Could you stay calm in the face of adversity? Could you critically analyse material to decide whether it can be used as evidence in court?”
“Being a detective is not always like what you see on TV, but you will get to deal with interesting and challenging situations where no two days are the same. Some of us have a desire to discover the truth and are willing to go the extra mile. If this feels familiar and you have achieved a 2:2 degree or higher then we want to hear from you.”
Be of 17 years of age or over to apply and 18 years of age by time of appointment.
You should hold a full, valid manual EU/UK driving licence. If you do not currently hold a full manual UK/EU driving licence, you must be hold one by the end of year 1 from the date of your appointment.
Maintain a good level of fitness.
You must meet our attendance standards, be able to pass the job-related fitness test (bleep test), undertake medical screening and meet eyesight standards.
You must pass the police security vetting clearances. Honesty is of the highest importance in policing. If you have a criminal record, this doesn’t mean you won’t be considered. This depends on the nature of your conviction and circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants must have resided in the UK for three continuous years immediately prior to application. Any period of travel needs to be less than one year.
You must hold Right to Work in the UK to apply. Please submit this alongside your application.
Hold a Level 6 Qualifications - Proof of qualification. Alternatively, applicants can be working towards their final year of their degree qualification and predicted grades from their education provider will be accepted. The degree must be completed by December 2022 in order to apply. An image of all relevant qualifications must be uploaded at the time of application. (We can only accept a transcript from your university for predicted grades).
North Yorkshire Police are recruiting for positions across the county.