The sergeants’ position demands strong leadership, self-confidence, competence, management skills, and above all, an understanding of their influence upon others.

“It is the sergeant who defines service delivery more accurately, consistently and personally than any other” – Edward Werder

It is the sergeant who transmits the values, standards and culture to the men and women under their supervision. It is the sergeant who has the most immediate and personal contact with the public.

Finally, it is the sergeant who, based on job knowledge and experience, directs the daily work.

Great sergeants lead by example. Whichever way you look at it, it’s a tough job.

The Role of a Sergeant

A common mistake made by many candidates is simply not knowing the basic role of a sergeant. Therefore, they struggle to articulate their own valuable experience, aligned to the core competencies of the role. Here is how the PPF describes the ‘personal qualities’ (aka behaviours) of a sergeant for example.

Help & Support to Dive Straight in…

On my Promotion Masterclass, you will learn a valuable way of remembering and describing the role of a Sergeant. This will help you articulate your examples and stories during interview, adhering to your force competency framework. This detailed insight covers aspects of the role into mnemonics, including…

  • Decision Making
  • Briefing & Admin
  • Discipline & Ethics
  • Welfare of the Team
  • Leadership

Should you be at the ‘application’ stage and want to make a start straight away in gathering your evidence, you might find my bespoke downloadable guide valuable.

Sergeant promotion examples

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