Established in 2000, Talking Blues have helped literally thousands of people to join the police. We operate nationwide, offering courses aimed at both those who have to complete a Certificate in PolicdngKnolwedge certificate, and seminars for those who are about to take the national police one day assessment centre.

We are registered at Companies House, and our Logo is trademarked. CKP Training is delivered in association with Fontana Training, who are experts in police training.

Julia Roncella

Julia Roncella

Director Fontana Training

Julia Roncella worked as a Police Trainer for West Midlands Police, writing and delivering corporate and bespoke training packages to officers and staff. She has taught many aspects of policing ranging from domestic violence to interviewing skills.

She served in the RAF as an Assistant Air Traffic Controller and was in the first tranche of women to be armed. She has achieved an Honours degree in History and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. She taught in high schools for many years before joining the West Midlands Police and is an Adult Volunteer with the Hereford & Worcester Army Cadet Force. 

John McTaggart

John McTaggart

Director Talking Blues

John McTaggart served in a variety of roles in the service, his last "proper job" being the role of Response Inspector in Cheshire.

He led the Warrington Division Crime Car Unit and also the Proactive Early Intervention Team. Before that, he served with Merseyside Police in a variety of roles, including training. He holds an MBA, and has police commendations for leadership and bravery.

John pioneered police recruitment training in this country. John co-devised and wrote the original IntoBlue course, and has coached literally thousands of students through the recruitment process. He is also the author of "The definitive Guide to Passing the Police Recruitment Process".