An overhaul of police recruitment rules have been unveiled today which will allow foreign candidates to apply for chief constable roles and a fast-track scheme could see constables rise to the rank of inspector in just three years.
New recruits will no longer have to serve as a bobby on the beat for the first time in Britain.
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