About Neil Brunton

30 years policing experience from Constable to Deputy Chief Constable means I know what is required to join the police and to get promoted. 

My online courses and coaching techniques will ensure that you go in to your police promotion board feeling well prepared and confident that you are going to stand out in today's modern policing environment.  

Having chaired many promotion panels I saw many many excellent leaders fail to get promoted often due to two reasons:

  • A lack of preparation for the whole process
  • An inability to clearly demonstrate their leadership qualities

I set up Promotion Prep and Police Recruitment Prep to help aspiring police officers reach their goals and to become leaders of the future.

Promotion Prep is not just a one off intervention, we offer you a blueprint, services designed to arm you, not just for today, but for the rest of your career. 

Journey to success

My Career Path

  • 1982

    Police Cadet in Nottinghamshire
  • 1984

    Became a Police Constable
  • 1992

    Transferred to Dyfed-Powys Police as a Detective Sergeant and was posted to Aberystwyth
  • 1997

    Promoted to Detective Inspector in Newtown, Wales
  • 2000

    Promoted to Chief Inspector and played a key role in the restructuring of Powys BCU, one of the largest geographical command units in England & Wales
  • 2001

    Joined Warwickshire Police as a Superintendent becoming Head of Judicial Services transforming and integrating the services gaining Warwickshire's Victim and Witness Partnership (VIP) national recognition for best practice
  • 2003

    Became Head of Strategic Development
  • 2004

    Became Operational Superintendent for the Northern Area responsible for operational command of Nuneaton, Rugby and North Warwickshire Boroughs
  • 2005

    Promoted to Chief Superintendent and appointed as Commander for the Northern Area
  • 2007

    Appointed as Deputy Director for Local Policing with operational responsibility for the County including the Force Control Room, Community Safety and Criminal Justice
  • 2010

    Successfully completed the Strategic Command Course and promoted to Assistant Chief Constable
  • 2011

    Promoted to Deputy Chief Constable
  • 2014-Present

    Promotion Prep helps many pass their police promotion boards
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