Lincolnshire Police has set a new world record in the extremely niche event of boss recruitment, becoming the first UK police force to advertise a top-level job spot internationally.
Outgoing chief constable Neil Rhodes is retiring next February after 31 years with the force (pending a successful outcome of his final mission to take down an international drugs cartel) and needs replacing. In quite a snub to the force's existing management the position is being advertised globally as if everyone in Lincolnshire is rubbish, with the ad set to run in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones said: "Lincolnshire Police perform exceptionally well in national terms with a crime rate amongst the lowest in the country but there is always more to do. It is an exciting challenge for the right person and with Lincolnshire being one of the most beautiful counties in the United Kingdom, I’m sure that we will be an attractive choice in many ways."
Which makes us think of Hot Fuzz, or a sequel in which a no-nonsense US chief is brought in to tackle teen drinking, illegal parking and fly tipping in Sleaford, using the most aggressive methods possible. [Lincolnshire Police via BBC]
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