New Met Police Recruits Must Speak Second Language In A Pilot Scheme

Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe wants to recruit officers who can speak languages used on London’s streets.

Aspiring police constables must speak an additional language to join London’s Metropolitan Police under a month-long pilot scheme starting today.

Scotland Yard is hoping the new criteria will help police “engage with London’s diverse communities as effectively as possible”.

To be considered for one of the sought-after positions with the capital’s police force, applicants must speak one of 14 additional languages.

New recruits must be able to converse in either Yoruba (Nigeria), Hebrew, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Italian, German, Turkish, Greek, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Sinhala (Sri Lanka) or Bengali, in addition to English.


Read more in The Northern Echo.

Source: www.thenorthernecho.co.uk


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