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If you are investigating Talking Blues, you are probably thinking about applying to be a Police Officer. One of our directors, John McTaggart, literally wrote the book on getting into the police service. By clicking on the free presentations above you will find information about:

  • How to join the police service
  • The national Police SEARCH assessment process, and how we can help you pass it.

Talking Blues understands that your police career is important to you. Anyone can tell you what the process is about, or even help you get a certificate. That is not what we do. We help you become a Police Officer. There is a significant difference between the two things. Helping you into your police career is our profession.

The quality of our course is such that we have been chosen by two major forces to provide our assessment centre course specifically to assist their candidates maximise their chances of passing.

Previous candidates who undertook the national assessment prior to September 2015 should not there have been some fairly significant changes in the process. Our course takes full account of these changes.

You will also find out more information about the recruitment system, the national assessment, and how we can help you to successfully pass it, by clicking on the drop down menus at the top of this page.

We look forward to helping you achieve your police career.

The Talking Blues team.

Dear John,

I attended your Talking Blues course at the start of last month in addition to purchasing your book. I’m thrilled to say I passed the Assessment Centre shortly afterwards and got confirmation that I passed my force interview with Sussex Police yesterday! I cannot tell you how much of difference your course and book made and it was worth every penny of the fee plus the long trek to Hatfield.

To give you a bit of perspective, I am a Special Constable and of the four of us from my class that applied to become regulars, only I made it through I was the only one of us who attended your course. I have no doubt that the combination of your course and book provided me with the confidence and capability needed to pass both of these assessments.

Needless to say I have no hesitation in recommending your course to anyone looking to follow my path and, indeed, I have strongly recommended that one of my colleagues attends your course next time the window for officers opens down here.

So thank you again for your services – both attending your seminar and reading your book were an absolute pleasure.

Kind regards,


MHTalking Blues Assessment Pupil


Just wanted to say thanks to you and Graeme for a great day yesterday. I had just done a half day preparation session in force. Which anyone could attend, and was bit sceptical about paying to come on your course. I can honestly say though that whilst the half day just told me stuff I already knew, your techniques and methods of tackling the exercises were excellent.

I now feel much better about attending the assessment centre, all I have to do is put what you say into action!

Thanks again for a hugely informative day, and you and Graham are two funny guys!