Greater Manchester Police's chief constable Sir Peter Fahy has spoken to ITV News about the decision to slash the starting salary for junior police officers by £4,000 to £19,000.
He said: "Overall, Chief Constables were against this proposal so that's why we welcome that we will have flexibilty.
"I'll be surprised if many forces start new entrants on at £19,000 because the fact is the people we're getting are very highly qualified, they've got previous experience, and therefore they will be justified to be on the higher rate".
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