Police: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd May 2016.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 10 most recently appointed Chief Constables in the UK were not internal candidates from the appointing police force, and over what period of time those appointments have taken place.

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Three of the ten most recently appointed chief constables in England and Wales were not internal candidates from the appointing police force, although eight of the chief constables have served as a chief officer outside of the force.

These appointments have taken place over the period from June 2015 to March 2016.

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