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.
The Home Secretary Theresa May will address delegates at the annual Police Federation conference in Bournemouth later. Last year she received a silent reception at the event as she announced changes to the police force as Nia Mason explains.