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Become a Paid Subscriber: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ranksuccess/subscribe Police promotion and leadership podcast for all officers in the UK and beyond. Particularly focused on those in the ranks of PC, Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector. Content most relevant to all forces in England and Wales, Police Scotland, and PSNI, though the leadership content and CPD is transferable further afield. Paid subscribers get exclusive episodes, early content and extra discounts.
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For S4E3, I had the privilege of interviewing former Assistant Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police, Paul Davies. I asked him a range of questions on policing and leadership, to which his responses are insightful and fascinating. We cover a range of subjects, with loads of lessons for aspiring police leaders everywhere, whether you seek pro…
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I use the latest State of Policing Report for England and Wales as a base to discuss discipline and standards. I cover the report itself, but do so focusing in on the controversial topic of discipline, standards, and your future police leadership role in maintaining these. In this FREE episode (with advanced preview for subscribers only), I give a …
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The College of Policing have just launched the new Code of Ethics. Many are confused as to what was wrong with the old one. But in any case, it's now published and online! At over 10,000 words and with reems of scrolling through hundreds of bullet points on the College's website, it's not the easiest to get your head around. So in this FREE episode…
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If you hadn't heard, it's currently Neighbourhood Policing Week. So in this bonus free episode 28 of Season 3, I give a verbal walk through neighbourhood policing, the history and the zeitgeist. This is fantastic listening for all aspiring police leaders and those seeking to make lateral moves or support their own team. Here's the link to the artic…
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It's nearly February 2nd and another Groundhog Day! In this episode 27 of Season 3, I discuss the analogy of the infamous film starring Bill Murray, in relation to promotion preparation. I share insights about the common mistake officers make when going for promotion, plus example experiences of others which may resonate and inspire you to action i…
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In S3E24 I use the analogy of the Hunger Games to discuss how you can ensure the odds remain ever in your favour when it comes to promotion. -------- As a coach/mentor supporting police promotion candidates across the UK and beyond, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful insights to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Serg…
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In S3E23 I answer questions about acting and temporary promotion. This includes how it can be both an advantage and a disadvantage in securing substantive promotion. -------- As a coach/mentor supporting police promotion candidates across the UK and beyond, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful insights to help you succeed in promotion; especial…
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In S3E21, I'm once again joined and interviewed by my friend Adrian and we get our teeth stuck into the new Sergeant and Inspector Progression and Promotion (SIPP) process. This follows on from my recent blog on the matter (link below). We discuss the ins and outs of SIPP, the apparent consultation (or lack of!) to date, the timelines, prospects fo…
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In S3E20, I have another discussion prompted by questions from my friend Adrian, recorded a few weeks back. The topic is inspiration. I hope it helps you find your own inspiration too. Not least because you will need to 'deliver, support and INSPIRE' as the CVF states in your leadership position! -------- As a coach/mentor supporting police promoti…
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In S3E19, I have another discussion prompted by questions from my friend Adrian. We start by talking about whether officers have sufficient leadership and management training upon their appointment in post after successful promotion. Then we explore a recent article by the Police Federation introducing the College of Policing's new Leadership Stand…
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Welcome to yet another free police promotion podcast episode! In S3E16, I share my exclusive interview with another inspiring police leader, ACC Katy Barrow-Grint of Thames Valley Police. This is another with so many policing and leadership gems you won't want to miss! Love Island and golden toilets get a mention, but the main topics you'll appreci…
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Welcome to S3E15, where I discuss an example new promotion process shared with me. I cover the subject of perennial force changes to police promotion processes, while talking through the challenges of this particular example. If you want something to read for your CPD ahead of your next opportunity, why not try this Coaching for Performance book: ⁠…
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Welcome to S3E14, where my friend Adrian asks me more questions on coaching and mentoring. This episode kicks off with a question about why coaching and mentoring skills are important for aspiring leaders in developing others. We then spend an hour exploring different avenues and questions around the subject of coaching and leadership I hope you fi…
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Welcome to S3E14, where I discuss the recent HMICFRS 'State of Policing' report. Many cops don't have the time to read, so I've summarised the key findings for you and discuss their relevance in this podcast, so you can get to grips with this important publication on the go. I hope you find it helpful to your leadership CPD. -------- As a coach/men…
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For S3E12, I once again invited my friend Adrian to ask me some questions on police promotion and leadership matters. In this one we discuss coaching and mentoring. The initial question was about the stigma associated with it among the Federated ranks, but a lot more ground is covered than that. I hope you enjoy! The link to the book I mention by G…
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In S3E11, I outline the benefits of taking a Socratic approach to your promotion ambitions. In essence, this is about asking yourself questions. As Socrates is quoted, "I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think". I hope you enjoy! As a coach/mentor supporting police promotion candidates across the UK and beyond, I aim to provide v…
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For S3E9, I'm trying a new format. I've been around the country interviewing Chief Constables and others for their perspectives on police leadership and promotion. In this interview, I turn the questions on myself! I invite my good friend Adrian to ask me questions of interest to police officers and promotion candidates alike, as a new perspective …
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S3E6 is targeted at officers who have just passed their legal exam, or indeed anyone suffering from procrastination. As a coach/mentor supporting police promotion candidates across the UK and beyond, I aim to provide valuable and meaningful insights to help you succeed in promotion; especially those aspiring to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspect…
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For S3E5, I share a trilogy of related videos uploaded to YouTube last month, just before the Casey Review published. The themes are centred around violence against women and girls, and how VAWG may well feature on your promotion boards. You may find these audio versions helpful if you haven't seen the videos, or indeed just want a useful reminder …
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In S3E4, I give my thoughts on the recent article published by the Police Federation about 'worryingly low promotion success rates down to a lack of learning time during work'. They point out how around only 1 in 6 of their survey respondents were successful in promotion last year, demonstrating how brutally.competitive promotion processes are. The…
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Season 3 of my free police promotion podcast continues strong, where I'm thrilled to share my far-reaching platform with DI Becky Davies, of Devon and Cornwall Police. Becky kindly and openly shares her story of neurodivergence, including wider perspectives on neurodiversity in policing. She talks about her struggles in achieving promotion, the bar…
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Episode 2 of Season 3 of my free police promotion support is another BANGER! Today I had the privilege of interviewing Chief Constable Chris Noble of Staffordshire Police. I asked him a range of questions on policing and leadership, to which his responses are insightful and fascinating. There's tons of lessons here for aspiring police leaders every…
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For the inaugural episode of Season 3, Year of the Rabbit, I discuss neurodiversity and my thoughts around support for officers and staff with ND / Autistic Spectrum Conditions. I also expand upon thoughts within my new blog, 'Thinking Differently About Neurodiversity in Policing Part 3'... https://policepromotion.blog/2023/02/11/thinking-different…
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In S2 E27 I discuss the controversial decision in Devon and Cornwall police to waive the remaining promotion process to fill Sergeant vacancies with those with successful applications. That means no interview boards or presentations to conduct, candidates will instead be straight through to NPPF Step 4. A paper-based promotion process if you like! …
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In this festive video episode of my Police Promotion & Leadership podcast, I share insights and tips from a batch of recent testimonials I've received. I discuss what worked for these officers and insights as to your own learning towards not just being successful at police promotion, but putting clear blue water between you and other candidates. Fo…
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I have an exciting and inspiring leadership interview for you as Episode 23 of Season 2! This week I had the privilege of interviewing Chief Constable Lee Freeman of Humberside Police. Yes, that Humberside Police, recently rated the best performing force in the country by HMICFRS! I think you'll enjoy his grounded communication style and 'intellige…
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For Episode 20 of Season 2, I reflect on the regular furore among officers over the myriad of police promotion processes around UK forces (and beyond!). I hope you find it useful food for thought. Leave a message with your own thoughts via the link below. You can see the video version of this content on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/UvQsz4WH…
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In my last episode, I interviewed ex-ARV-Sgt Harry Tangye and author of 'Cornish Scoop'. I'm excited to share another great scoop with you in Episode 18 of Season 2, where I had the privilege of interviewing ACC Una Jennings, an inspiring senior leader in Cheshire Police. Una kindly spared some time from her schedule to talk with me about various p…
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As Episode 17 of Season 2, I share with you the audio file of my discussion with best-selling police author Harry Tangye. He kindly invited me for an interview over on his 'Frontline Chat' livestream to talk about police promotion. I'm grateful to Harry for his expert hosting and hope you enjoy. If you'd like to skip directly to the interview with …
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Here's Episode 15 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. I've been busy with several things this Summer, so am sharing with you the audio from two videos I provided on YouTube in 2020, all about what I call the postcode lottery of promotion. I also share techniques on how you can win! Below is a link to my blog on the same subject with visuals and infog…
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Welcome to Episode 10 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. This one is all about 'lightbulb moments' on your journey to police promotion. I recorded it a few weeks back but have now got round to publishing after busying myself with a raft of other free content for you! I often get feedback about how aspiring candidates gain lightbulb moments of realis…
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Welcome to Episode 9 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. Here I discuss success stories literally from here to Kathmandu. I spend a few minutes introducing the core themes of the video, then get into the feedback and learning points for consideration. I share success stories and insights from England & Wales forces, PSNI, and one of the many recent s…
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Welcome to Episode 8 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. The ever-eloquent Simon Foy QPM has kindly provided more of his time, delayed his train, and shared his thoughts in this episode, as our paths cross once more delivering training in London. This time, the former Met Police Commander provides a detailed review, constructive critique, and discuss…
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Welcome to Episode 6 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. In this episode, I discuss police promotion applications. In fact, it's a trilogy of videos originally published on my YouTube channel nearly 2 years ago now! I talk about useful structures for your promotion evidence, pitching it at the right level, adding complexity for the Inspector + ranks,…
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Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 2, 'Year of the Tiger'. This is a quick overview about your role in leading wellbeing. It derives from a popular video I originally published several months ago on my YouTube channel, which Spotify listeners can also now watch. For other podcasting platforms, it will present to you just the audio version. Either way, …
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Welcome to the final podcast of Season 1, 'Year of the Ox'. Episode 21 (26 mins) is a relatively short podcast, discussing how you can master your memory with mnemonics. This compliments my short recent blog on the same subject, but here I provide supplementary information and of course something you can listen to while doing other things! I includ…
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Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 19 (44 mins). I had the privilege of interviewing for the second time former Met Police Commander, Simon Foy QPM. While it was another recorded on the fly on my phone, I hope you'll agree his insights are again invaluable to aspiring police leaders. In this episode we discuss a range of matters again, with a focu…
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Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 15. In this episode I had the privilege of interviewing Simon Foy QPM as my first podcast guest, a former Metropolitan Police Commander with a rich and varied policing career across many ranks (59 mins). Simon kindly agreed to share some of his insights, thoughts and reflections around the subject of converting U…
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Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 12, where I discuss the greasy pole of UK police promotion (28 mins). Making a commitment to yourself to prepare effectively for promotion to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspector is key to navigating this greasy pole. Whatever your force promotion process today, the depth and breadth of your preparation will d…
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Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 10, where I discuss how you can use different thinking hats to prepare for your police promotion (28 mins). The De Bono 'Six Thinking Hats' are something I've blogged about before, they're great for approaching problem-solving and of course the problem of achieving promotion to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspe…
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Welcome to podcast Season 1 Episode 8, covering the subject of coaching (49 mins). Coaching and mentoring go hand in hand and are important leadership concepts to inform your police promotion preparation to Sergeant, Inspector, or Chief Inspector. It is essential to police leadership CPD but also to the Competency & Values Framework behaviour, 'We …
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This is my inaugural podcast. I thought it good to start at the point where officers are thinking about going for promotion to Sergeant, Inspector or Chief Inspector. In this episode, I discuss behavioural frameworks (CVF), force promotion processes, the importance of preparing ahead, mindset, and avoiding common simple mistakes officers often make…
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