It's been announced that the group of 30 officers will study at the University under an exclusive partnership with the Merseyside force. Head of Merseyside Police Academy Patrick Kelly offered a warm welcome to the men and women on Twitter, as the joint training/study apprenticeship got underway.
Director of the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies in the School of Justice Studies Dan Silverstone said: “We’re delighted to welcome the very first degree apprenticeship delivered by LJMU and Merseyside Police.
“We have been providing degrees for local constabularies for more than a decade. This is however our first policing apprenticeship and is a programme we are especially proud of, as it will equip recruits with both the practical and intellectual acumen to master the increasingly complex policing landscape in 2020.
“The degree element is being provided by staff from the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, now one of the largest policing centres in the UK and I am confident that we have the breadth and depth of experience to provide a first-rate teaching experience.
“These are unprecedented and challenging times, and it is so important that we have an educated and confident police service equipped to rise to them.”