Call for recruitment answers

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans
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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has written to the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner over the constabulary’s recent recruitment hotline for 100 posts.

Only 500 application packs were available on a first-come-first-serviced basis, and all were given out in four and a half hours.

Mr Evans said he spoke to a PCSO who had called the hotline 2,000 times without success, but his friend called 50 times and got a pack.

Mr Evans said: “Far from even being a first come first served system, this example serves to highlight that the application process was a completely random one, where success was borne out of complete luck.”