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Police salary too low says Chief Constable

The outgoing Chief Constable of Hampshire Police says the new police starting salary of £19,000 won't attract the right type of candidates. Alex Marshall says people with life experience make ideal police officers - but they won't change careers for such a low salary.

Mr Marshall also admitted morale was an issue at the force after a series of government cuts. He also denied he was leaving because the new police commissioner, Simon Hayes, was taking over. Mr Marshall will take up a new role as the boss of the new National College of Policing.

He spoke in detail to Meridian's Fred Dinenage and Sangeets Bhabra.

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