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About the Policing Professional Framework (PPF)

The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), in partnership with Skills for Justice, was tasked by the Flanagan Report to undertake a fundamental review of the Integrated Competency Framework (ICF) to ensure that it can continue to support police forces across the UK.

The ICF Review addressed the issues highlighted by forces and national reports to ensure that the Policing Professional Framework (PPF) is a radical departure from the ICF and adds value, not only to national programmes and HR processes, but also to front line officers and staff members.

 The Policing Professional Framework provides National Rank Profiles for Officers and Level Profiles for Staff based on National Occupational Standards (NOS).  Supplementary Skills Sets link to each Rank or Level and contain any NOS core to roles within a Rank or Level.

Financial pressures and demanding service levels mean organisations must ensure their people are well skilled to deliver effective services.  A standard framework you can rely on will make sure you can really get the best from your people whilst minimising bureaucracy.

 If you have any questions regarding the Policing Professional Framework, please send them to (no password requests please).

To obtain a password and view your Force information, please contact your HR Department.