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Who is Richard Wood ? of Mind Coach Solutions


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After you are appointed as a serving officer we will assist you with your police career so that you can get into a specialist role, pass a promotion selection board or be selected for the High Potential Development Scheme.Many serving officers we have assisted with recruit selection are now serving in specialist departments like Roads Policing and the Criminal Investigation Department. Many have also been promoted.

To assist you we can provide interview techniques training and design a bespoke package to meet the needs of the particular selection process you will have to undertake.

We pride ourselves in striking a personal relationship with you. You are not just a client; you will be a friend of ISP Consultancy and we will be your mentor and source of guidance as your career progresses.

We work with police forces across the country helping officers with personal development, team working and leadership. We operate inside and outside the police force so we are aware of developments in policing. These developments are incorporated into our police recruitment training and police career development packages.

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We believe that the police force needs different people to deal with our constantly changing and diverse society. There is a place for you in the police force providing you have the attributes and aptitude for the job.

Try the Aptitude Test to see if you have the right outlook to become a police officer. The result of the test will give you advice and guidance on how you can develop yourself to assist your application to the police service.

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Psychometric Tests

These tests are designed to complement the ISP paperback ‘Police Selection Boards’ and are specifically focused on identifying your team and leadership styles that are explained in the book. By completing them you will be able to understand your own styles in the work place.

Once you have completed the questionnaires you will be provided with a numerical score in each of the four key style components: Direct, Spirited, Considerate and Systematic. You should insert the scores for team style into the appropriate boxes on page 71 of the chapter on team working and the scores for leadership style into the boxes on page 107 of the chapter on leadership. You can then interpret your scores from the explanation provided and determine your dominant style.

Richard Woodjoined the Metropolitan Police in 1988 as a special constable before joining as a regular police officer in 1994. He served as an intelligence officer in the Criminal Investigation Department and as an investigator in the Community Safety Unit.As a qualified police trainer in 2002 he took over the role of Crime Systems Intelligence trainer at the Metropolitan Police IT Training School, Hendon. His role involved the training and development of a number of IT Crime Intelligence systems within the Metropolitan Police Service.After transferring to Avon and Somerset police in 2005 he was appointed as the trainer, coach and mentor of student constables. He is now a freelance training consultant within the Criminal Justice Sector working for UK police forces.
Richard WoodRecently he designed the IPLDP training package for Thames Valley Police and is a training associate with Centrex.  He also works with Cranfield University on international projects for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.He is a graduate in Education, Higher Education in Policing Studies and Information Technology and Computing. In addition he is a qualified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and has diplomas in NLP, Counselling and Life Coaching.



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Project Management – Business Analysis 

Business Process Modelling – Requirements Analysis 

Business Change

Richard is an experienced security cleared (SC) Business Requirements Analyst and Business Change/Re-engineering professional with experience in the development of organisational capability and the implementation of business change. Richard has an extensive business change portfolio with influencing and political skills to achieve effective Business Change and lasting Business Improvement within Law Enforcement and Central Government .

Richard has extensive project experience as a consultant in Prince2/Agile environments developing process, culture and organisational change, achieving results across functions using implementation and communication management skills. Richard has extensive experience in the lifecycle management of technically driven solutions from initial needs analysis through to design, development, testing, implementation and training.

Richards experience is enhanced by his hands on knowledge of best practice tools and methods. Including Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) detailing end to end business process flows. Experienced in Business Change, Requirements Capture, Process Modelling, UML, Use Cases, Scenarios.

Richard is a qualified practitioner of Neuro Linguist Programming (NLP) with extensive people skills as an experienced coach, mentor and facilitator. Richard has a Prince 2 qualification and holds the status of Professional Member of The British Computer Society (MBCS).



What we do

• Requirements Gathering and Workshops

• Stakeholder Engagement

• Culture Change

• Change Leadership

• Stakeholder Management and Communications Planning

• Business process Re-engineering

• Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)

• Business Case Development and Benefits Realisation

• Business Continuity (BC) / Disaster Recovery (DR)

• Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

Here is a selection of our clients









Metropolitan Police

Thames Valley Police


Avon and Somerset Constabulary


Foreign and Commonwealth Office


Cranfield University






London Borough of Camden


London Borough of Hounslow


Scottish Executive




West Lothian Council


Several Scottish Local Authorities 

Also possibly of note Richard has a keen interest in youth / football.

Football Coaching Qualifications
o FA Emergency First Aid
o Enhanced Safeguarding Children Re-Certification
o Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure
o FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football (QCF)
o FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football (QCF)
o FA Youth Award Module 1
o FA Youth Award Module 2
o FA Youth Award Module 3 & Final Assessment
o FA Level 2 Goalkeeping
o FA Level 1 Talent Identification – December 2016
o Professional Football Scouting Association Level 1 Scouting Course (Talent Id)
o UEFA B – January 2017

o Independent member of the Somerset Football Association inclusion Advisory Group


Honors & Awards

  • Additional Honors & Awards

    Queens Golden Jubilee Medal – 2002

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Police Officer – Training

Avon and Somerset Constabulary
(10 months)

o Course Director for Probationary Constables initial training. Responsible for course material and delivery of training to Probationary Police Officers. The course comprised security and police related subjects including: Physical Security, Theft, Sexual Offences, Drug offences, Searching (Person, Property, Vehicles), Investigative Interviewing (PEACE), Patrol Techniques and Legislation (RIPA, CPIA, PACE etc).

o Acted as mentor to Police Officers during their probationary period. Responsible for Officers personal development in line with policing objectives.

o Responsible for facilitation of Train the Trainer courses to the constabularies police officers and staff

Responsible for facilitation of Leadership and Management courses to constabularies police officers and staff

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Somerset Football Association – Inclusion Advisory Group

    The Football Association

    To provide advice, guidance and make recommendations to the board on all equality matters and comment on any oversights in relation to our delivery/action plan.

  • Football FA Level 3 Coach

    Galmington Dragons FC

    – Improve coaching in grass-roots football develop and support the coaching workforce.
    – Support the development of the playing philosophy around England DNA.
    – Up skill and support coaches to develop knowledge, confidence and skills.
    – Retain players in the game through better coaching practice

    FA Safeguarding Children Cert
    FA Emergency Aid Cert
    FA Enhanced CRB Checked
    FA Licensed Coach



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