The College of Policing recommends that as an aspiring leader, you take responsibility for driving your personal development. What better way to do that, securing your promotion than with a personal digital toolkit to guide effective preparation? Better still, one that is tried, tested, and recommended by newly promoted Sergeants, Inspectors and Chief Inspectors?

The College of Policing (COP) recommends officers take responsibility for driving their own development. But maybe you think ‘If I need it, the organisation will provide it’. Not so. Especially if you’re looking for promotion!

So what’s the best way to secure promotion through the federated ranks? That’s a great question because there are different selection processes across different forces. And it doesn’t help that they keep changing. 

Perhaps you have already bought law books or crammer courses to pass the exam? Now qualified, you look around to find there’s nothing sufficiently tailored to get you through that next step – converting your exam and your leadership aspiration into substantive promotion success. 

But you would be wrong because that’s where Rank Success can help.

Police Assessment Tests

“It’s not the will to succeed that matters, everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to succeed that matters.” – Paul Bryant

You see, police promotion selection processes now include more and more assessment tests. These include competency-based applications, interviews, presentations, briefings and/or a combination of psychometric tests. These can prove to be a complete blind spot if you can’t get to grips with them.

You’ll be aware of coaching, but what if there was a service, run by a qualified coach – specifically focused on UK police promotion?

Better still, one that newly promoted leaders are happy to recommend and shout about

Welcome to Rank Success. Simply choose your own combination of downloadable digital guides, promotion masterclass and/or one-to-one support that’s focused entirely on getting you your stripes and through to your third pip!

“Steve, I’ve just heard today, I’ve passed my Inspector board 1st attempt. I’ve no doubt whatsoever this was achieved by the knowledge and confidence I gained from your products and particularly the masterclass. I began last January listening to your podcasts, studying your guides & reading suggested material on the current & future direction of policing.” – Dave

And the Basic Mistake?

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

And that basic mistake?

So many aspiring candidates with real potential to succeed in achieving a promotion, start preparing only when a promotion process is advertised.

That’s a risky strategy and simply not long enough. Not long enough to raise your awareness, work on your knowledge gaps or prepare to the depth and breadth required to present the best version of yourself when it matters.

After all, when your colleagues are achieving their career progression goals you don’t want to be the one left behind with unanswered questions, pondering, as many do… What works?

Read more about how Rank Success can help put your career on the fast track, at

Kind Regards, Steve

CVF explained for police promotion

Want to go further right now? Hit the ground running with your promotion preparation. Get your personal digital promotion toolkit, and/or my Police Promotion Masterclass. You can also contact me to arrange personal coaching support. If you first want to explore completely free content, I have a collection of videoseGuidesa podcast.