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Stiff competition for student officer places

There's been a huge wave of interest in joining the Island’s police force as it carries out its fifth recruitment drive in three years.

A total of ten student officers will start their jobs in January next year, but 1,000 people downloaded information packs form the website or asked for packs by post.

A shortlist of 80 applicants will now be whittled down through an assessment process, before the final ten undergo on-Island training.

Superintendent Paul Cubbon says interest has come from all quarters:

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