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Practical Policing Skills for Student Officers by Sue Madsen

Practical Policing Skills for Student Officers

Part of the Practical Policing Skills Series Series


Practical Policing Skills for Student Officers by Sue Madsen

The Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) is structured around National Occupational Standards (NOS), against which new officers will be trained and assessed. This book, written by police officers, introduces student officers to the key competency areas and elementary skills required. It introduces the key policing skills and guides the reader through typical scenarios, addressing issues in the context of modern policing, and of the relevant professional competencies and occupational standards. This latest edition has been expanded with chapters on the core policing skills, and includes references to the NOS.


I've been a police officer for 22 years and this book is well overdue. Gary Fraser et al have really hit the mark ( Review)

About the Author

Sue Madsen is a serving police sergeant with Durham Constabulary. Her current post as a police trainer and trainer development officer is based within the professional development unit of Durham Constabulary, where she deals exclusively with the operational tutelage period and assessment of student police officers. Sue also holds a Certificate of Education and is both a qualified Recruit Assessor and Police Promotions OSPRE exam assessor.

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Publication date

12th July 2007


Sue Madsen

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Learning Matters Ltd an imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd


176 pages




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