Britain to hire foreign top cops as constables

Britain to hire foreign top cops as constables

The UK government will unveil new reforms in the very near future, under which foreign police chiefs would be able to run British forces for the first time as constables.

Home Secretary Theresa May will rip up the rule that once said candidates for the police top job must be British citizens for national security reasons.

Under the current rule of recruitment, New York police chief Bill Bratton, known for his tough anti-crime tactics, was prevented from applying to take charge of the Metropolitan Police in 2011.

Hence, despite Bratton being Prime Minister David Cameron’s preferred candidate, the job went to British police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe.

“We want to see a greater diversity of backgrounds and experience in policing; it’s essential to have leaders with broader experience and new perspectives in the field”, said a senior Whitehall source.

However, Derek Barnett, president of the Police Superintendents’ Association said, “We certainly don’t accept the premise that there is a shortage of talent in the police service or that some of the criticism of leadership is valid.”

via PressTV – Britain to hire foreign top cops as constables.

Related News

Leave a Reply


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.