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Excerpted from the website:
- Before 1991
- Prior to 1991 the Police Service in England and Wales assessed Police Officers' potential for promotion to the ranks of Sergeant and Inspector by one exam. The questions in the exam required an essay style of answer and only tested the legal knowledge of the candidate. Potentially, a qualified solicitor in criminal practice could pass the promotion exams!
- The Police Service realised that the role of Sergeant and Inspector required management and supervisory skills but these were not being assessed by this system. They therefore produced the Objective Structured Performance Related Examination - better known as OSPRE (pronounced 'Osprey') which is a two part examination.