Thoughts about leaving policing

I originally wrote this article for a police magazine and felt it might be useful to reprint it here. We have been supporting police officers as they leave policing for eight years now, having set up Police into Private Sector (PiPS) in early 2011. We had all...

Vetting issues

Hello Angela, I just wanted to provide a little cautionary tale for anyone coming to you asking advice about roles/contracts within the Met Police. In June of last year I was told that my contract with the Home Office would be coming to an ending so the time had come...

Time for a little self promotion?

The horror that someone might say that we are one of those arrogant sorts is often used as an excuse to not take a deep breath and talk about ourselves with confidence. But if we cannot tell people what we are good at how will they know?  Not a problem perhaps, until...

Interviews – a few reminders

You could be forgiven for thinking that one interview is much the same as another. You want the job on offer, you have submitted your strong, concise and compelling CV which has now secured an interview. Of course, now you might reflect it is a long time (if...

Secure a successful move

As we move towards 2017 I thought it might be helpful to run through a few essential tasks for you if you are considering a move away from policing in the new year. And if you have already left,  these will be of use if you are not getting the speed of progress you...

Supporting statements and cover letters.

Supporting statements and covering letters are often a cause for concern and really they need not be once you hold a few rules in mind. To start, it is so important to bear in mind that these documents are all about the reader and never about the writer. To...