Leicestershire Police Talk

Posted on: May 26th 2022College Events


Year 12 criminology students, and other students with an interest in police careers, had the opportunity to hear from, and ask questions to, Leicestershire Police this week. 

Students heard about life as a police officer in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, before being given the opportunity to ask questions relating to local and national policing strategies, public protection, and the prevention of crime – as well as on developments and changes within the police in recent years.  

Students were also given information about police careers, including the new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) programme: a three-year programme that will see student officers gain a fully-funded, BSc (Hons) degree with a partner university and earn a wage by working as a police officer.  Once officers have successfully completed the three years, they are able to explore the many career paths available within the police.

During the talk, students asked a wide range of thoughtful questions, supported by knowledge from their criminology course, regarding specific types of crime and wider issues in society.  We very much appreciate the time spent with the students – answering their questions in full, in a talk which lasted over an hour and a half.

Those wishing to learn more about careers in the police can visit:

Anyone interested in more information about the PCDA scheme can visit:

Mrs Potter, Head of Psychology/Criminology
Mr Greenwood, Careers