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Senior policing fast-track recruitment scheme launched

Nearly two centuries of policing tradition will be swept aside from Tuesday when moves to fast-track officers into senior roles come into force.

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Recruiting outsiders 'will open up policing culture'

The future success of the police is dependent on attracting the best and brightest to careers in the force, the Policing Minister has said, as a move to fast-track officers into senior roles come into force.

Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice Damian Green Credit: PA

Damian Green added: "This is the first time that chief constables will be able to recruit talented and motivated leaders from other walks of life, who can bring a wide range of experience and expertise.

"They will receive world class training from the College of Policing and will bring a fresh perspective and approach, opening up policing culture which will benefit their colleagues and the public."

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