Raise recruitment standards

The proposed lowering of standards for entry into the service would be a retrograde step - as in education and other areas of public life the aim should be to improve standards, not degrade them.  A major factor in a service such as the police is communication, so recruiting those who cannot spell or complete a simple application form would make the service worse than it already is.   Reducing fitness levels merely reflects modern society, and would seem to have no relevance to the requirements of the job, and the tattoo policy is merely a reflection of fashion.  Service standards should always be aimed at satisfying the objectives the police service and government have set out, not at the lowest common denominator.



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If we are to move forward as a society, then fundamental objectives should be continually reviewed and amended as necessary.  


Colin Davies

by davies39easdale on December 08, 2015 at 12:49PM

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  • Posted by Pedros January 22, 2016 at 14:07

    We have hundreds of Royal Military Police being made redundant from H M Forces. These are fit, well police trained, experienced and motivated individuals with a wealth of experience who are moving abroad to commonwealth countries to serve as policemen and women. We should be approaching direct for recruitment into Police Scotland instead of relying on the Careers Transition Partnership to do the work for us. Be proactive like other countries are!!!
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