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ANNEX A
Police Recruitment Process
Timescales
BOX 1
2 WEEKS
BOX 2
mid-May
3 WEEKS (ONLY ALLOW
2 WEEKS FOR SIFT)
BOX 3
8 WEEKS
TOTAL OF 13 WEEKS SO FAR
BOX 4
End July to end of August
3 WEEKS
BOX 5
1 WEEK
BOX 6
End of August to end of September
1 WEEK
BOX 7
1 WEEK
BOX 8
1 WEEK
BOX 9
1 WEEK
TOTAL OF 21 WEEKS SO FAR
BOX 10
1 WEEK
BOX 11
4 WEEKS
TOTAL OF 26 WEEKS TO
FIRST APPLICANT STARTING
FROM BEG. OF PROCESS
send out Police Application
forms with a closing date of
2 weeks
Receive applications, log on
NSPIS and send to Districts for
Initial and CBQ sift, Applications
returned to HQ
Notify NPIA of A/C.
Write to Applicants (fails and invite for
A/C).
Send to Vetting.
Carry out all A/C admin.
Note: 3 Weeks prior to A/C send names to
NPIA
Carry out A/C in a Week.
Send A/C information to NPIA
and receive results back from
NPIA
write to fails and invite
successfuls to interview on
District
Interviews to be carried out on
District and results to be sent to
HQ
Write to fails and invite successfuls to
physical/med/drug tests.
Write for references
Receive Physical/Med/Drug
tests results
Write to successful applicants
with start dates
Applicants will have 4 weeks for
notice periods. Write to fails and
carry out other admin.
Carry out physical/medical/drug
testing
Will need additional time if fail 1st physical
as then need to move back to phys/med
stage again. If 2nd attempt would then take
32 weeks from start to finish, and if 3rd
attempt would then take 38 weeks. Plus any
other issues with clearances eg:
vetting/medical/refs.