Training in Cathedral Constable Attestation

The Association has developed training for newly appointed officers. Recruits initially serve between three to six months unattested. During this period an officer learns on the job working alongside experienced colleagues. They also complete training relevant to their cathedral, which may include classroom teaching, e-learning and peer tutoring. Training at this stage covers cathedral induction, life and history of the cathedral and its community, health and safety, building and precinct security, CCTV operation, cash and treasure security, incident management and evacuation, fire safety and security alarms systems, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, SCaN, and first aid.

Once an officer has completed their 'in-house' program they move onto the pre-attestation training. Delivered via 120 hours of classroom based and directed learning, it is comprised of seven units and supports knowledge acquisition and development in areas including; the Police National Decision Model (NDM), conflict management, incident response, evidence and crime scene management, criminal justice system, mental health, arrest and detention, offences against property, people, and public order, drugs misuse, stop and search, human rights, and report writing.

Once completed an officer is attested and undertakes Officer Safety Training provided by our colleagues at Mersey Tunnels Police.

Constables 1002 & 1003 from Canterbury Cathedral with their attestation certificates

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