Many or most of you will have heard of Police Now. How many of you knew that they are a registered charity?
For the benefit of those who may think that Police Now is a strange example of a Registered Charity;
How is all that money made up and accounted for you may ask
To be honest, I have no idea if income exceeding expenditure is a good thing for a charity, I do know that it’s not good to be overdrawn, but 28% unspent and the best part of £2 Million just sat in the coffers.
So, what exactly do Police Now do for us?
Who are Police Now?
Where are Police Now? Strangely, only in England, our Welsh Cousins seem to miss out on this valuable opportunity.
I was beginning to wonder if it was good value having a charity with 28% of its funds uncommitted, but panic ye not, I have found the answer
They have several vacancies if you fancy somewhat of a change
Leadership Development Officer, salary £32-£35k.
Force Partnerships Coordinator, salary £20-£22k
Graduate Recruitment Officer , salary c £32k
Detective Curriculum Manager , salary £40k plus benefits package
Chief Operating Officer , salary £80k plus benefits package
Summer Academy Operations Coordinator , salary £20-£22k
Force Partnerships Manager , salary £34k
Personal Assistant to the Directors , salary £20-£24k
Head of Recruitment , salary £50-£57k plus benefits package
Leadership Development Coordinator , salary £20-£22k
All of which left me thinking. Is Police Now ‘Value For Money’? Could it not be done better by having in-house training delivered by seasoned street-cops who have been properly trained as trainers? Do they really need nearly a third of their funds as ‘Reserves’? (my word not theirs). Will the above listed vacancies take up their £2 Million surplus? Probably not. Why do we need a charity to deliver Police Training? Why no Police Now presence in Wales? So many questions, I’m sure you can think of more. Answers on a postcard please to the usual address.