I am conducting research into the implications for communities of the College of Policing policy to ensure all entrants into Police Forces as Constables have obtained or will obtain a degree. I understand that the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has submitted a Judicial Review claiming it will cost his Force the equivalent of 40 officers.
Therefore it seems reasonable to assume that all Police Forces/PCCs have undertaken the same research.
Can you please confirm:
- There is a written record that your Force has considered the implications of this policy.
- The contents of this record, in terms of whom was present and the decision and
- What are the implications for the Force in terms of abstratctions (equivalent officers per day) if this policy is introduced.
I can confirm that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Cleveland does not hold this information.
The decision to move to the Apprenticeship Entry programme was taken by Cleveland Police and therefore the OPCC does not have any written records about what considerations were made in taking this decision.
I would suggest that you contact Cleveland Police’s FOI team if you have not already. I am happy to transfer your request with your written consent.
Date responded: 6 August 2019