Coaching courses offered to help officers support under-represented colleagues

Hundreds of officers will be offered training to help them support colleagues from under-represented groups.

Oct 24, 2017

Hundreds of officers will be offered training to help them support colleagues from under-represented groups. The Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales (PSAEW) has worked with the College of Policing to create more than 700 places on new one-day courses. The one-day training sessions will focus on coaching and mentoring skills, which officers will be able to use to help colleagues progress and develop. They will be run at sites across the country from January to March next year, and will be fully funded by the college. Paul Griffiths, vice president of the PSAEW, said: “We are vocal campaigners in valuing difference. The benefits it can bring to policing go beyond being representative of our communities and include improved relationships with our own staff and with the public, better insight, and new ways of thinking. “We believe the leaders in policing should be encouraging that difference to help policing be the best it can be and our members can play an important role here. “To support this, we are offering training places to more than half our membership to give them the skills they need to successfully mentor and coach colleagues from under-represented areas, to help them develop and progress.”

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