November 13th, 2015
Episode 715 of 1347 episodes
All new police officers in England and Wales could require a degree in future, under plans proposed by the College of Policing. "The nature of police work has changed substantially," said Alex Marshall, chief executive of the College of Policing and requires officers with the "ability to think critically and do complex problem solving". The chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, Steve White, described the plans as "barmy", motivated by cost-cutting and could lead to "excudling a whole tranche of people who could make excellent police officers".