posted on May, 28 2016 @ 02:49 AM
Direct entry Superintendents predominantly in London are a way of forcing 'Diversity' into senior ranks. Police forces nationwide struggle to mirror
the ratio of BME officers to the areas they police and they are desperate to alleviate this point.
The truth is some cultures are just not interested for whatever reason (mistrust/respect from peers etc) in joining not matter what insentives they
throw at them so police forces remain predominantly white males.
My prediction for the future of the traditional bobby is a grim one. With the prospect of a very good pension after 30 years service now been stripped
away, continued cuts, unsociable shift patterns, reduced take home salary now make the job unattractive.
That entailed with a CKP/PLC entry qualification needed before application which means older prospective applicants would not be able to get time away
from childen and financial responsibilities to study for. This means only younger people apply who are all too happy to take on the job at much lower
wages than their older peers doing the same job.
Without the prospect of the pension to work towards, these young officers will stay a few years to get it on their CV then leave. What's the point in
staying is a job (once the novelty of driving fast in a police car wears off) where your mates are deputy retail managers, work sociable hours and are
on more than you?
Police forces will become more direct entry at all ranks, and all police civilian staff roles made redundant by outsourcing to 3rd party companys
This all means to the public, a substandard service which will get worse as time progresses.