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Cuts Watch #47: Cuts in new police recruits

10 Jun 2010, by in Cuts Watch

The Metropolitan Police has reportedly rescinded the applications of 2000 new recruits. Although they had passed Met’s recruitment processes, candidates have now been told that no start dates will be available for the next two years, when they will have to re-apply.

3 Responses to Cuts Watch #47: Cuts in new police recruits

  1. Guy Smith
    Jun 21st 2010, 1:11 pm

    Nicola: it looks like there could be some very upset would-be recruits. The Met says it recently telephoned and sent letters confirming the bad news that there would “no realistic prospect” of becoming a police officer in the foreseeable future. But that’s not all – there are plans for a major shift in the way the Met recruits officers from now on. See my blog

  2. Nicola Smith

    Nicola Smith
    Jun 21st 2010, 2:19 pm

    Thanks Guy – and please do keep us posted on any new developments.


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