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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Downpours keeping us on our toes today
The M20 in Kent has been closed in both directions after a pedestrian bridge allegedly collapsed on the motorway on Saturday.
The AA have warned of traffic jams and urged people to carry extra water in their vehicles because of the warm weather.