Obviously, things at the Met aren't great at the moment with them over-recruiting and going way over-budget so wouldn't it be easier to use the Cadet system as a means of training officers as well as a reduced recruitment process? It would cost them less and it would mean they would have better officers out on the street depending on how long they have been in the Cadets. To me, it seems like an awful waste of money to train Cadets over and over again when they apply because we would have already covered most aspects of the law and the most common laws/powers that people are arrested by.
Its just an idea but it would be more cost-effective and I think it would make for better police officers. That's not to say that an officer that joins the police isn't as good as one that has been a Cadet but in my opinion the Met are missing out.
What you say makes perfect common sense.
Cadet > Reg = less training/more job knowledge/less cost
Special > Reg = ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
PCSO > Reg = ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
But since when did common sense have anything to do with it?
Edited by Rocket, 17 March 2010 - 07:42 PM.