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Project summary - Training review

Met People imageProject name: Training review

MPA Lead officer: Alan Johnson

Met Forward work strand: Met People

Project summary

Training and development is the key to success and building a positive and professional culture. The MPA will be looking to the MPS to deliver a cost effective programmes that create a culture of self-learning and improvement that supports the development of a diverse workforce.

Training has already been the subject of a number of recent reports to the MPA.

MPA members have also contributed to the development of the MPS Annual Learning and Development Plan for 2010-2011.

The MPA will review the cost and effectiveness of local versus central delivery and seek to ensure that the MPS is taking full advantage of nationally agreed training programmes including the use of ‘Managed Learning Environment’ (computer based training) to reduce time away from the work place and to increase efficiency savings. A review of training is being delivered as part of the MPS’s Service Improvement Programme and the MPA will be reviewing the implementation of recommendations.

Project objectives

  • The MPA will monitor the costs and benefits from new ways of delivery training to officers and police staff.
  • The MPA will oversee the risk management issues associated with individual training programmes including mandatory and non mandatory training.
  • To identify and analyse emerging issues that could impact upon the realisation of benefits from changing training delivery methods.
  • To contribute to the delivery of the three key outcomes of Met Forward – fight crime and reduce criminality, increase confidence in policing and give us better value for money.

Authority’s role to deliver work strand

Members of the Human Resources and Remuneration Sub-committee will receive regular reports from the MPS to oversee and scrutinise the delivery of training.

What will success look like?

The end result of the project will be that the MPS’s training provision has been reviewed and as a consequence is more efficient and cost effective. There will be significant benefits including increased time spent patrolling the streets by officers, fighting crime and supporting victims. This will enable officers to be more visible, support the delivery of the Commissioners 5 Ps and the Policing Pledge. It will also enable the MPS to think more creatively about the way training is delivered.

Responsible MPA committee

Human Resources and Remuneration Sub-committee, which reports to the Communities, Equalities and People Committee

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