Episode 4.17: Sussex Police Fed Roadshow Highlights and Debrief
Rank Success: Police Promotion and Leadership Podcast
by Steve Cooper
5d ago
Last week I was invited by Sussex Police Federation to present at their officer roadshow / engagement event. Many aspiring officers approached my stall and we had some good discussions about their views and concerns about promotion, leadership, and policing generally. In this debrief, I share some of those insights, my experiences of the event, and perspectives on what Sussex Police Federation are doing for their members. I'll be posting a write-up on my policepromotion.blog soon about this event, the interview, and a question I asked all attendees, but for now, grab a coffee, sit back, and ..read more
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Episode 4.16: Interview with Sussex Police Federation, Chris Thompson
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by Steve Cooper
1w ago
Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Thompson, Treasurer and Dep Secretary of Sussex Police Federation. This followed an exciting engagement event they ran for officers at Sussex Police. It was a really interesting perspective speaking to the Federation about support for officers, including shining a light on some innovative practices here in Sussex Police. Pay and morale survey, national and local Federation issues, the role of the Federation, professional standards, supporting officers to achieve success, training, scrutiny of officers, the fairness of promotion, their new Sus ..read more
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Episode 4.14: Brand NEW Police Promotion Masterclass
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by Steve Cooper
3w ago
I've been busy in recent months, but am now proud to share with you the fruits of my intensive labour! So this is just a quick episode summarising the features and benefits of my BRAND NEW police promotion masterclass, which focuses on 'what works' in promotion and leadership. You can download your copy securely from my site: www.ranksuccess.co.uk Check out my YouTube channel for the trailer, extended highlights, and outtakes videos all published recently. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ranksuccess/message ..read more
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Episode 4.12: Interview with Acting Chief Constable Jim Colwell, DCP
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by Steve Cooper
1M ago
This week I had the privilege of interviewing Acting Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police, Jim Colwell. Jim has been standing in as Chief Constable for DCP since July 2023, stepping up to the position following the suspension of Will Kerr. And as another inspiring police senior leader, he doesn't disappoint, with this exclusive discussion providing valuable learning for aspiring police leaders everywhere. A lot of ground is covered in the 40 minutes, including Jim's proudest moments in policing, advice for aspiring officers, views on compassion and other emerging values in policing, t ..read more
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Episode 4.11 Police Wellbeing - Investigated
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by Steve Cooper
1M ago
Following publication by Scotland's HMIC into police wellbeing, I was inspired once again to cover this important topic. In this FREE episode (open first to subscribers), I outline the Police Scotland report, cover some key themes, then put it into context for you as an aspiring police leader. For more on police wellbeing, check out my podcast episodes 3.26 and 2.2. This episode is part of my FREE content. But if you want to be first to access podcasts, get exclusive regular premium episodes and my entire back catalogue, you can become a subscriber today for just £4.99. ⁠⁠https://podcasters ..read more
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Episode 4.9: The FAIREST Police Promotion Process
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by Steve Cooper
2M ago
What's the FAIREST police promotion process of the land? Interviews? Applications? Job performance? Inspired by commentary on police promotion processes recently by the Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police, I discuss the zeitgeist of police promotion processes. In this FREE episode (open first to subscribers), I'll cover some common issues and discuss what it means for you as an aspiring police leader. Promotion processes are topical at the moment (plus ca change!), in light of the recent Police Federation report on pay and morale (including perspectives on promotion and CPD), along with NPPF ..read more
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Episode 4.7: Australia - A Fresh Start? (FREE)
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by Steve Cooper
2M ago
Officers moving to Australia: It's the talk of the town at the moment in policing. Both in terms of how disgruntled cops are handing in their warrant cards in droves, while Australian police forces are capitalising on the opportunity to poach good officers with a move overseas. So in this FREE episode (open first to subscribers) of Season 4, it's timely I cover this issue, because Australian forces are currently hosting engagement sessions around the country to try and entice UK officers and their families. Certainly worth a listen if you're interested in this topic, or even interested in maki ..read more
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Episode 4.6: Interview with Former Supt Darren Lockley (FREE)
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by Steve Cooper
2M ago
For Episode 6 of my Year of the Dragon season, I had the pleasure of interviewing Darren Lockley, a retired Superintendent. This podcast is another inspiring interview for aspiring officers. We cover a lot of ground between his start in policing just after ‘Life on Mars’ :-) through to his fresh new start outside of policing as a senior manager more recently and after a few years enjoying retirement. Lots of insights and tips for you to listen in on, as we chat about his career experience in policing, his promotion journey through the ranks, approach to CPD, and lots more. I hope you enjoy thi ..read more
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Episode 4.5: Delivering Good Policing in the 2020s (FREE)
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by Steve Cooper
2M ago
In S4E5, I provide highlights of and insights to an important policing report few have noticed, to help you get to grips with the wider context of your police leadership expectations. In this FREE episode (subscriber-only access at first), I review a useful Police Foundation report called 'Getting the Right Things Done', derived from its Cumberland Lodge Policing Conference. This report was published very recently, but is packed full of insights to help give aspiring promotion candidates the competitive edge. Are the police delivering what the public want? What works and how can this informati ..read more
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Episode 4.5: Delivering Good Policing in the 2020s
Rank Success: Police Promotion and Leadership Podcast
by Steve Cooper
2M ago
In S4E5, I provide highlights of and insights to an important policing report few have noticed, to help you get to grips with the wider context of your police leadership expectations. In this FREE episode (subscriber-only access at first), I review a useful Police Foundation report called 'Getting the Right Things Done', derived from its Cumberland Lodge Policing Conference. This report was published very recently, but is packed full of insights to help give aspiring promotion candidates the competitive edge. Are the police delivering what the public want? What works and how can this informati ..read more
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