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Promotions Assessment (1026A/20)


Please can you provide information from the Force promotions assessment centre in relation to the Constable – Sergeant Promotion Process and the Sergeant – Inspector process.

For unsuccessful candidates I believe there is an appeals process.

I would like to know how many appeals for the past five years have been lodged by unsuccessful candidates and how many of those appeals have seen following a review the candidate be awarded a pass.


Please find attached our response which includes data for the last two years, any information prior to that is not held by West Midlands Police.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.