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London police seek detectives, no experience needed

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, June 1, 2017  /  04:07 pm
London police seek detectives, no experience needed

Traditional British Metropolitan Police lamp sign outside police station, London. (Shutterstock/File)

London’s Metropolitan Police are searching for detective constables, no experience required.

From 31 May to 3 July, the force is accepting applications from London residents -- you have to have lived in London three out of the past six years -- who have a degree. After being accepted, applicants must pass the national investigators’ exam and must finish a development program that lasts two years.

“London continues to change and so do its criminals. Increasingly complex crimes such as cyber-criminality and the pressing need to protect vulnerable people mean our investigators need to develop new expertise,” DCS Stephen Clayman, leader of the detective recruitment program, told The Guardian.

Normally, detective-hopefuls must be uniformed beat officers before rising up the ranks, but due to a shortage of detectives, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has been searching for ways to fix what they believe to be a “national crisis”.

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Clayman continued, “To meet these challenges and to face future threats, the Met will need to equip its officers, present, and future, with the right skills and capabilities. We will need to ensure we are even more innovative in the way we recruit, and that we look and feel like the Londoners we serve.”

Met detective Tory Ion had these words of wisdom, “Whatever the crime, whatever the situation, it is my job to be there for each victim. I can offer real support in a time of need, guide a victim sympathetically through the investigation process and in many cases provide a sense of closure. I would encourage anyone looking for an interesting career, where each day is different, to apply.” (sul/kes)