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Degree requirement will hamper police recruitment drive, warns Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police

The head of policing in Lincolnshire has repeated his warning about plans that could see all new officers studying for a degree.

Chief Constable Bill Skelly described a proposal to require candidates applying to join the police to complete either a three-year "degree apprenticeship", a postgraduate conversion course or an academic degree on acceptance of their place as one with "huge risks".

Just two weeks after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to recruit up to 20,000 new police officers in England and Wales, the College of Policing has outlined its "three new ways to prepare new recruits for the role of constable".

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