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Police Officers

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 11 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what is his policy on having an officer class in the police forces;(2) what consideration he is giving to the introduction of an officer class in the police forces.

We need to look actively for opportunities to recruit talented people from all sources while recognising that senior police officers need to start their careers by gaining experience as constables.