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Police Assessment & What’s Involved?

If you’re applying to become a police officer in the United Kingdom, then you’ll face a complex and difficult process. There are many hurdles the prospective police officer will have to face and there are a lot of written and physical exercises required before you can even be sure of entry on to the Police […]

Which Police Assessment System Will You Be Doing?

Confused about which police assessment system you will be doing? We keep getting asked about the fact that some forces are still telling candidates that they will be invited to the in person SEARCH assessment process. Talking Blues are currently running brand new courses SPECIFICALLY written in May 2020 for the new online system. However, […]

New Format

From September 1st 2015, the format of the assessment has changed noticeably. The role play format remains the same. However, the interviews and report writing sections have changed. The report section now consists of two different kinds of exercise. In the first, the candidate is shown a DVD of an incident or interview of some […]

Understanding The Ethos of Talking Blues

We had an interesting conversation with our course delegates in Cardiff recently. They were saying that their force (Dyfdd Powys) has started offering free half day seminars to applicants about the assessment centre. Some of our students had debated whether they therefore really needed to come on a Talking Blues full day course (and of […]


  Had an interesting discussion this week about police this with reference to the assessment centre. There is still a common perception amongst applicants that the police tend to look after each other, and that is the quality that we want at assessment centre. This could not be further from the truth. One of the […]

Lancashire Police

Our sources tell us that lancs police are issuing 500 forms to the first 500 applicants starting today. They have though reserved 100 forms for ethnic minority candidates. we believe that there are about 25 places, which means its safe to say will also have twenty per cent aimed at minorities. This means that for […]

CKP Training

Talking Blues is the UK’s largest provider of assessment centre training courses for the police service. We are currently preparing to offer CKP training on a national basis. We therefore need someone to assist us with the college of policing approval process. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to contribute to a […]