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Sussex Police Federation

Rank Success

Rank Success


Steve Cooper - Rank Success




Steve Cooper, is a former Royal Marine and police detective inspector. Since leaving the force he has helped thousands of UK police officers convert their leadership aspiration into promotion success. Steve is Director of Rank Success, which he established on leaving the police to help serving officers succeed in highly competitive police promotion selection processes. 

Support options offered, include digital promotion toolkits, promotion masterclasses and 121 mentoring to aid you in maximising your potential ahead of your promotion opportunity. Testimonials, comments and feedback from newly promoted sergeants,  inspectors and chief inspectors can be read on his site, which allude to the value and appreciation for Steve’s products and services.

His FREE police promotion blog, leadership podcast and informative YouTube videos help Steve introduce himself and provide insights for you to discover what you can do to prepare yourself before ‘going for promotion’. He holds the Institute of Leadership & Management's (ILM) Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Leadership Mentoring and a BA (Hons) in Social and Organisation Studies (Criminal Justice). 

Steve says he helps aspiring candidates by raising awareness, encouraging responsibility and building self-belief ahead of promotion opportunities. 


“My favourite description of a coach is a thinking partner. Preparing for a promotion selection process is essentially about you thinking and reflecting first - then talking. It’s not much more complicated than that. In my experience, so many officers seeking formal leadership positions don’t allow sufficient time to think and reflect. Ideally this should start when you qualify for promotion, not when a promotion process is advertised. With that in mind, I focus on supporting, challenging and provoking your thinking. However that is achieved, whether via tailored content in downloadable digital guides, my promotion masterclass or video or combined with personal face to face support, I’d encourage you to think ahead.”


He enjoys kayaking the estuaries and walking the moors and beaches of Devon and Cornwall.




Sergeant Digital Promotion Toolkit 


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Inspector & C/Inspector Digital Promotion Toolkit


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