New policing college opens doors to Lincoln recruits

Lincoln College and Lincolnshire Police have officially launched a new training scheme to recruit more officers and retrain current staff.

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.

Graduates can progress into call handling, IT and business administration apprenticeship roles.

It will train a new cohort of recruits.

Lincoln College is also exploring a new degree for prospective police officers, which will help students to pass entrance exams the first time.

Lincoln College Group CEO Gary Headland said: “This is the start of a really exciting partnership journey with Lincolnshire Police and G4S.

“Our mission is to be employer-led, producing a highly skilled and productive local workforce and the opening today reflects a long period of employer engagement.

“We have listened to the training needs of Lincolnshire Police and worked closely with them and G4S to design pathways to meet them.”

“Our commercial and international work enables us to invest in the additional productivity training required to make young people work-ready in this way and we are delighted to add the Policing College to our programme of employer-led training.”

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly said: “I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to create this new Policing College for people in Lincolnshire.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to be able to help nurture and develop people with an interest in policing and for those individuals to gain valuable skills, qualifications and experience.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the first wave of students who will come out of the Policing College. I’m certain they’ll be an absolute asset to policing in Lincolnshire and make a fantastic contribution to the County.”