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DIRECT ENTRY FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES INTO SENIOR POLICE GRADES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1083: tabled on 13 February 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House commends the British police force as the best in the world for its professionalism and commitment; recognises that this is due in no small part to the experience senior officers have gained through working their way up through the policing system including spending time on the beat and interacting with different people in different situations; is concerned by the Government's plans to allow direct entry for external candidates, such as business executives and overseas police officers, without any previous experience of the British police force, into senior levels of the police force; believes such a lack of knowledge of the British policing system will ill-equip them for the many complex situations they will face; and calls on the Government to re-consider this plan and give more support, opportunities and resources to current police officers in England and Wales who hope to join senior ranks within the service.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.