To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 July (HL16590), if information on which forces recruited Direct Entry Superintendents or Inspectors is not held centrally, (1) how the data on the number of recruits each year included in her Answer were obtained, and (2) by what processes Direct Entry Superintendents and Inspectors are attached to individual police forces.
Data pertaining to the Direct Entry Superintendent and Inspector schemes was provided by the College of Policing, which is the body responsible for administering those schemes.
The College of Policing works directly with police forces to assess the number of places required each year by forces. Applicants apply direct to participating forces and, if initial competency and eligibility checks are passed, are recommended for a national assessment centre run by the College. If successful, candidates are considered for appointment by their chosen force.