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Recruitment and Events

At the Institute of Policing, our mission is not only to deliver high-quality education and training but also to actively foster and cultivate the next generation of exceptional police officers. Our team of Recruitment Development Officers (RDOs) play an instrumental role in this and are dedicated to promoting the various routes into policing, supporting prospective students with their applications, and ensuring that they connect seamlessly with the wide array of courses offered here at Staffordshire University.

About the team

Our RDOs are a dynamic and flexible team who attend and actively participate in numerous events throughout the year, ranging from large-scale career fairs and public shows to intimate school and college lessons.

In 2023 alone, our RDOs were responsible for organising and attending over 50 events across our partnered regions Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Mercia and collaborated closely with our esteemed policing partners to showcase the diverse range of pathways available to those passionate about joining the police force.


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NSCL Festival - Police Dog


Our team's outreach portfolio is diverse and covers various talks or activities. These include:

Engaging bespoke talks

Delve into overviews of the policing profession and the various career routes into policing.

Application support sessions

Designed to provide tailored guidance and advice, ensuring each application is thoroughly prepared and applicants know what to expect.

In-depth reviews of entry routes into policing

Providing an insider's perspective and clarity to the sometimes complex and varied options available.

Immersive and insightful taster lectures

Get a taste of what awaits students within our highly regarded courses.

Virtual Reality (VR) experiences

Using software developed from staff within Staffordshire University, our VR sessions provide an innovative and engaging glimpse into policing.

Creative and stimulating Playmobil workshops

Offering a hands-on, experiential learning opportunity that appeals to all ages and backgrounds.

Through their inventive and engaging approach, our Recruitment Development Officers aspire to inspire the next generation of policing professionals to #GetIntoPolicing, driving home the message that this is a career path filled with meaning, challenge, and profound impact.

Partnership Opportunities

If you are a school, college, or any organisation seeking to collaborate on a policing-related event, we warmly invite you to reach out to our recruitment team.

We are eager and enthusiastic about partnering with like-minded institutions to provide innovative and impactful experiences that ignite the passion for policing in future generations. Join us in our mission to support and inspire the exceptional police officers of tomorrow to #GetIntoPolicing

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Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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Research Excellence Framework 2021

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Four Star Rating

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