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New police recruits are & # 39; wrapped in cotton wool & # 39; and struggling to cope with difficult hours and demanding tasks, this has been claimed in a new Home Office report on first-line police work (stock photo)

Millennial police recruits are & # 39; wrapped in cotton wool & # 39 ;, do not like confrontation and are shocked to have to work & # 39; night and weekend, officers say

  • Police recruits are & # 39; in cotton wool & # 39; wrapped
  • Rookies & # 39; shocked & # 39; to learn that they have to work & # 39; at night or during the weekend and & # 39; don't like confrontation & # 39;
  • Evidence comes from investigations by regional police forces throughout the country
  • Boris Johnson has promised to recruit 20,000 officers – starting within a few weeks
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New police recruits are & # 39; wrapped in cotton wool & # 39; and struggling to handle difficult hours and demanding tasks, it has been claimed.

A report on first-line police has shown that senior police officers across the country believe that the youngest members of the armed forces are not prepared for the reality of the police.

The Home Office, responsible for 43 regions in England and Wales, was told that the inability of millennials to adapt to the harsh work environment poses a new challenge for trainers.

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New police recruits are & # 39; wrapped in cotton wool & # 39; and struggling to cope with difficult hours and demanding tasks, this has been claimed in a new Home Office report on first-line police work (stock photo)

New police recruits are & # 39; wrapped in cotton wool & # 39; and struggling to cope with difficult hours and demanding tasks, this has been claimed in a new Home Office report on first-line police work (stock photo)

The news comes days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson started a recruitment campaign to add 20,000 bobbies to the rhythm.

In the report that required evidence from serving officers, a senior figure said that many recruits had no idea where they were going; they have lived in a society where they are very much wrapped in cotton wool. . . their mental health or their ability to handle certain situations is simply not clear from the first day & # 39 ;.

Examples were also given of recruitment interviews in which candidates stated that they & # 39; do not like confrontation & # 39; or were shocked by shift patterns that included nights and weekends.

A report on front-line police has shown that senior police officers across the country believe that the youngest members of the armed forces are not prepared for the reality of the police & # 39;

A report on front-line police has shown that senior police officers across the country believe that the youngest members of the armed forces are not prepared for the reality of the police & # 39;

A report on front-line police has shown that senior police officers across the country believe that the youngest members of the armed forces are not prepared for the reality of the police & # 39;

The news comes days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson started a recruitment campaign to add 20,000 bobbies to the rhythm during a press conference in the West Midlands
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The news comes days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson started a recruitment campaign to add 20,000 bobbies to the rhythm during a press conference in the West Midlands

The news comes days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson started a recruitment campaign to add 20,000 bobbies to the rhythm during a press conference in the West Midlands

However, the report also suggested that the issue of & # 39; unrealistic expectations & # 39; of new recruits in fact a generation or & # 39; millennial thing & # 39; could be – and not unique to the police.

The challenge is considered so serious that forces may have to change their working methods instead of expecting recruits to adapt to the position.

Some participants in the report have suggested that there is a & # 39; perception & # 39; is that training for recruits & # 39; insufficient & # 39; and them & # 39; poorly prepared & # 39; to perform their duties.

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Problem areas were given as insufficient first aid training and poor training on how to deal with citizens who are mentally ill.

"We just let people come in and do something without giving them the skills and expect them to just hit the ground," said a senior officer.

& # 39; Some people do it, some people can do it and thrive on it, but other people sink and eventually go away because they can't handle the stress with all the demands.

Boris Johnson has said he wants to recruit 20,000 officers within the next three years.

But a police source told it The times that research is & # 39; rushed as it is & # 39 ;, and that recruits come into operation without even being able to use police & # 39; s.

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The Home Office Police Front Line Review received evidence from 244 officers and staff from the 43 armed forces in England and Wales.

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