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Monday, April 10, 2006

Police Recruitment

According to the BBC and several other news sites, Scotland's police service is struggling to meet recruitment targets and is therefore looking at filling the gap with police recruits from Eastern Europe!

The article goes on to say that it is hoped forces could recruit trained police officers directly from countries such as Poland and Latvia to help address a recruitment shortfall.

Currently only UK and Irish citizens can join Scotland's police forces.

The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland said it would investigate new employment protocols.

The age profile of officers throughout Scotland means many will retire in the next few years and chief constables are planning to step up recruitment to keep numbers steady.

I'm sure this won't present any language barriers for scottish members of the public and that the Dixon of Dock Green would've been happy with the whole idea!

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