Thursday 17 November 2016

Met Police To Recruit Foreign Nationals

Met Police commissioner

A foreign national could be appointed as the new Metropolitan police commissioner, it emerged as the post was officially advertised.

The Home Office advert states that a candidate from countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand could be appointed providing they have held the post of a police constable.

Current Met chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe announced his retirement in September and will step down in February. His decision leaves the Home Office and London Mayor Sadiq Khan little time to seek a replacement for £275,901-a-year role widely seen as the toughest job in policing.

Mr Khan said he was looking for the “best possible” person for the post. Sir Bernard took on the job five years ago in the wake of the early departures of Ian Blair and Paul Stephenson and lasted for the full term.

Among the favourites for the role are Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Sara Thornton, head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Stephen Kavanagh, Chief Constable of Essex, and former senior Met officer Cressida Dick, who now works for the Foreign Office.

Mr Khan, speaking at the London Assembly this morning, said: “The Metropolitan Police do an incredible service... It is therefore absolutely essential that we find the best possible person to take the Met forward over the coming years.”



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