Met to hire detectives without policing experience

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Met to hire detectives without policing experience

The Met has launched a radical new scheme to increase its number of detectives.

For the first time it's recruiting applicants directly to the role, with no policing experience.

Candidates will have to pass an exam within 12 months of joining and go on a two-year development programme.

It's hoped the change helps to fill the shortage and adds to the diversity of investigators within the force.

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