July 26, 2019 11.18 am This story is over 52 months old

New Lincoln policing college to recruit more officers

It comes at a time when the new Prime Minister is promising to recruit 20,000 more officers

Lincoln College and Lincolnshire Police will launch a new officer training scheme, as the UK’s new Prime Minister promises to recruit 20,000 more police.

This new partnership will also help to develop existing staff by providing training for new aspects of policing, like cybersecurity.

Students will learn about the values of policing while gaining technical qualifications and taking part in police training.

They will get the chance to train in CSI, dog handling, public order, cybersecurity and fitness activities.

James Foster, Lincoln College managing director of international and commercial, said: “We know from experience that micro-colleges and bespoke apprenticeship programmes really work for local employers.

“Having launched similar training provision for the air and defence, construction and engineering sectors, we know that outcomes for students are better.

“We’re looking forward to further developing wider training with our police and G4S partners over the next 12 months.”

Andrew White, assistant chief officer at Lincolnshire Police, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity not only for us as potential employers but also for students to gain the skills and qualifications that could support the police and public in the coming years.”