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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I am interested in knowing what training you provide your officers before they hit the streets, and the quality of that training.

Therefore;

(1) I was wondering if you could please provide me with a generic timetable for a recruit training course for police officers.

(2) How many pass/fail tests/assessments/examinations are there?

(3) For each pass/fail assessment stage etc., please provide the percentage of students who pass and who fail. Please provide the data for the last 3 years, or if less than 3 years data exists then for as long as the data exists.

(4) Can I have a copy of any policy/procedure in relation to a student who fails an assessment.

(5) How many officers are sacked during training?

(6) How many officers are sent back a stage/class during training?

Yours faithfully,

Al Buckingham

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Buckingham

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017090000381

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 13/09/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* I am interested in knowing what training you provide your officers
before they hit the streets, and the quality of that training.
Therefore; (1)  I was wondering if you could please provide me with a
generic timetable for a recruit training course for police officers.
(2) How many pass/fail tests/assessments/examinations are there? (3)
For each pass/fail assessment stage etc., please provide the
percentage of students who pass and who fail.  Please provide the data
for the last 3 years, or if less than 3 years data exists then for as
long as the data exists. (4) Can I have a copy of any policy/procedure
in relation to a student who fails an assessment. (5) How many
officers are sacked during training? (6) How many officers are sent
back a stage/class during training?

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
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contact details.

Yours sincerely

Peter Deja
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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Dear Mr Buckingham

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017090000381

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 13/09/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* I am interested in knowing what training you provide your officers
before they hit the streets, and the quality of that training.
Therefore
* (1)  I was wondering if you could please provide me with a generic
timetable for a recruit training course for police officers.
* (2) How many pass/fail tests/assessments/examinations are there?
* (3) For each pass/fail assessment stage etc., please provide the
percentage of students who pass and who fail.  Please provide the data
for the last 3 years, or if less than 3 years data exists then for as
long as the data exists.
* (4) Can I have a copy of any policy/procedure in relation to a student
who fails an assessment.
* (5) How many officers are sacked during training?
* (6) How many officers are sent back a stage/class during training?

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
with Met Training.  The searches located information relevant to your
request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

(1)  I was wondering if you could please provide me with a generic
timetable for a recruit training course for police officers.

Please find attached the presentation table for the Police Officers
Foundation Course for the MPS. Please bear in mind that theory is taught
via the Certificate in knowledge of Policing (CKP) which is taught by
outside providers and not the MPS. Our recruit course consists of
contextualisation of the theory and any new subjects above and beyond CKP.

(2) How many pass/fail tests/assessments/examinations are there?

There are three multi choice theory exams within the initial foundation
course which they must pass and eight practical assessments which must be
passed.
 
(3) For each pass/fail assessment stage etc., please provide the
percentage of students who pass and who fail.  Please provide the data for
the last 3 years, or if less than 3 years data exists then for as long as
the data exists.

There are 11 intakes each year - each consisting of 70-100 students. We do
not hold 3 years worth of data, but can provide a snapshot per intake. The
stats below are based on a snap shot of one intake - course PC/17/102,
 Consisting of 95 students;-

The assessment heading and percentages are as follows;-
CARB assessment 100% pass
EAB assessment 94% pass
ESD assessment 100% pass
Initial Interview 99% pass
Interview Suspect 72%pass
Stop and search assessment 88% pass
Statements 100% pass
Stop and search Arrest 97%pass

(4) Can I have a copy of any policy/procedure in relation to a student who
fails an assessment

Please find attached copy of  'Dealing with Unsatisfactory Performance'
within the Police Foundation Course.

(5) How many officers are sacked during training?

4 in the past year; -
1 Fast track Reg 13 - Dispensed with for Vetting issue
2 Dispensed with for Gross Misconduct Matter
1 Dispensed with for performance issues.

(6) How many officers are sent back a stage/class during training?

Between 2016-2017 53 officers were moved back a stage during their
training.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me on 0207 161 3583 or via email at [email address],
quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

David Edwards
Information Rights Unit

In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law.  Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 10 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NR.
 
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

 

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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