It took just three hours, but in that time thousands of people expressed an interest in becoming a police officer in Wiltshire. Most were left disappointed when they weren't quick enough to apply.
But Wiltshire Police says it now has enough applicants for the £19,000 a year posts. The Police Federation says it has reservations about the process.
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