Consultation outcome

Consultation on the implementation of direct entry in the police

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Direct entry in the police - government response

Detail of outcome

Government response document covers the 3 parts of the consultation (fast track to inspector schemes; superintendents scheme; chief constables) providing details on the questions, key themes, constituent groups and the response.

Original consultation


We are consulting on how to implement proposals from Tom Winsor's Independent Review of Police Officer and Staff Remuneration and Conditions.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

These include:

  • a national fast track scheme to the rank of inspector
  • a direct entry scheme for the rank of superintendent
  • changes to the eligibility criteria for the rank of chief constable

Further information on Tom Winsor’s recommendations relating to this can be found on pages 102-195 of the Independent Review of Police (part 2) (Opens in a new window).

The full consultation document outlines the key recommendations for how the new direct entry scheme would work for all three ranks.


Consultation on the Implementation of Direct Entry in the Police

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Published 30 January 2013