RSS

NPIA: MAJORITY OF POLICE OFFICERS PASS THEIR SERGEANTS’ OSPRE® PART II ASSESSMENT CENTRE

21 Dec

1,572 police constables have taken another step to becoming future leaders of the police service by passing the 2011 Sergeants’ OSPRE® Part II assessment centre.

At a time when the police service seems to be getting negative headlines, officers and their faimiles have concerns over what 2012 may bring in relation to falling officer numbers, WInsor 1 and 2, Hutton, Police & Crime Commissioners and the professional body it is pleasing to see the recent OSPRE results.

What a shame it has not been given the column inches by those who pontificate on policing that is derserves. This blog entry tries to redress that balance. Thanks to the NPIA and UKPolicingInfo for the details below and well done to all who were successful.

A total of 1,988 officers took the assessment centre in October and November, with 79.1% of these being successful. 50 (2.5%) of the successful candidates were awarded an exceptional grade, meaning that they showed outstanding ability in tackling the situations and challenges presented within the exercises.

Other highlights include:

 

  • 87.5% of females passed (464 candidates) compared to 76.0% of male candidates (1108 candidates)
  • 87.6% of those aged 26 – 30 years passed (482 candidates) and had the greatest success rate out of all age ranges.
  • Candidates who had a degree level qualification had a success rate of 85.1% (600 candidates). Those with no formal qualifications had a pass rate of 66.7% (14 candidates).
  • Avon & Somerset had the highest success rate of 92.9% with 13 of its candidates being successful.
  • The only Non-Home Office force candidates were from BTP, who achieved a success rate of 67.5% (52 candidates). (The full table of results by force is included below)
  • Candidates without a disability had a pass rate of 79.3% (1511 candidates) compared to 62.8% of those with a disability (27 candidates).  Of the 23 candidates who received a reasonable adjustment for the Assessment Centre, such as additional preparation time or adapted booklets, 65.2% (15 candidates) were successful.

 

Ciaran McGuigan, Head of NPIA Examinations and Assessment said:

“Overall this year, we have seen a noticeable drop in attendance at the OSPRE® Part II Assessment Centre.  Across both the Sergeants’ and Inspectors’ processes, attendance numbers are down 30% on 2010 totals.  This reflects similar declines we have recently seen for the OSPRE® Part I Examination attendance, and is perhaps further indication of the limited promotion opportunities currently available in forces.  It is encouraging, though, that those candidates putting themselves forward continue to perform well.”

 

“As always, the OSPRE® Part II exercises are designed to represent current issues and themes within policing.  This year’s exercises placed greater emphasis on managing significant change and people within the reducing budgets that all officers and staff are required to operate.  Those candidates who performed better overall at the Assessment Centre demonstrated a good understanding of these issues, making appropriate and pragmatic decisions about resourcing, as well as effectively managing the expectations of others.”

 

OSPRE® Part II Sergeants’ Examination 2011 Success Rates by Force

 

Number of Successful Candidates

Success Rate (%)

Avon & Somerset

13

92.9%

Bedfordshire

N/A

N/A

British Transport

52

67.5%

Cambridgeshire

21

80.8%

Cheshire

30

90.9%

City of London

15

78.9%

Cleveland

32

69.6%

Cumbria

26

81.3%

Derbyshire

35

76.1%

Devon & Cornwall

47

70.1%

Dorset

27

73.0%

Durham

26

83.9%

Dyfed Powys

4

50.0%

Essex

79

76.0%

Gloucestershire

17

73.9%

Greater Manchester

147

84.0%

Gwent

34

81.0%

Hampshire

55

87.3%

Hertfordshire

N/A

N/A

Humberside

18

85.7%

Kent

78

80.4%

Lancashire

52

86.7%

Leicestershire

39

84.8%

Lincolnshire

23

82.1%

Merseyside

N/A

N/A

Metropolitan

N/A

N/A

Norfolk

35

76.1%

Northamptonshire

20

58.8%

Northumbria

59

86.8%

North Wales

29

78.4%

North Yorkshire

19

82.6%

Nottinghamshire

29

76.3%

South Wales

47

81.0%

South Yorkshire

48

87.3%

Staffordshire

16

66.7%

Suffolk

14

73.7%

Sussex

N/A

N/A

Surrey

28

87.5%

ThamesValley

N/A

N/A

Warwickshire

7

77.8%

West Mercia

48

82.8%

West Midlands

138

73.4%

West Yorkshire

144

81.4%

Wiltshire

21

77.8%

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: