Police: Schools

Home Office written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training is provided to schools-based police officers for that specific role.

Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) qualifications and (b) training are required for a police officer to become a school-based police officer.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

Policing in schools is an aspect of neighbourhood policing and, as such, is mentioned as a policing function in the College of Policing’s national curriculum for all police officers. This means that it is covered as part of the education of all new recruits and the same qualifications and standards would apply as for any other neighbourhood policing officer.

The new entry routes for police constables introduced by the College of Policing from 2018 (an undergraduate degree in policing, a degree holder entry programme and a degree apprenticeship) are an important step in ensuring that we provide our police with the skills they need.

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