Can I afford this course?
The academic costs of this programme are covered by Northumbria Police.
What will I earn?
Whilst you are studying you will also be paid a salary of £24,780.
This will rise each year as you gain the relevant skills and experience, for more information please refer to the pay and benefits page
What’s involved in the DHEP?
Your training will start with an initial period of learning at Northumbria University, before undertaking the majority of your training on the frontline alongside your experienced colleagues. You’ll be fully supported in putting your classroom based learning into practice as part of your operational duties.
Your learning will cover a wide range of policing topics including officer safety training, emergency life support, safeguarding, crime investigation and operational policing skills.
To help you navigate the challenges of 21st century policing, you’ll also look at issues like:
• Evidence-based policing
• Decision making and discretion
• Criminology and crime prevention
• Pro-active approaches to vulnerability, risk and public protection; and modern policing trends such as digital policing.
You will be contracted to 40 hours per week.
Upon successfully completing all elements of the DHEP, including operational and academic assessments, you’ll be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice and will become a fully qualified substantive police officer.
Your career opportunities after the DHEP
After you have successfully completed your DHEP you have the opportunity to specialise, whether this be in a Neighbourhood Policing Team where a more collaborative community approach is required or as a detective, investigating more complex crime.
The detective role is varied and includes Major Crime Investigation (Homicide, & Cyber Crime), Intelligence (Priority & Organised Crime and Special Branch) and Safeguarding (Child Abuse/Protection of Vulnerable adults, Rape and Multi Agency Risk Assessment roles).
Other specialist roles could include:
Motor Patrols, Firearms, Mounted, Marine, Airport Policing and Dog Handler.