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Police: Recruitment

Question for Home Office

UIN HL1161, tabled on 15 July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce a programme to recruit specially selected constables with the intention that they receive fast-track promotion to Inspector rank, as recommended in the Independent Review of Police Officer and Staff Remuneration and Conditions: Final Report published in 2012.

Answered on

28 July 2014

The College of Policing has already begun implementing the fast track to inspector scheme, along with direct entry at superintendent rank, as
recommended in the final report of the Independent Review of Police Officer and Staff Remuneration and Conditions. Police forces have started to recruit external candidates to be appointed in September. Serving officers will be able to apply for the schemes later this year.These schemes will offer the opportunity to widen the talent pool and the diverse range of backgrounds from which we attract police officers.

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Home Office