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British police look to young, university graduate recruits

Constables Nagine Ahmed (left) and Francesca Wheatley examine cannabis in Burnley. The Police Now initiative focuses in particular on the recruitment of women and minorities.

Burnley, England

FRANCESCA Wheatley does not seem like a police officer, at least not to those around her.

"People think I'm too nice," the police constable, 21, said, a touch sheepishly. They expect, she said, "a middle-aged man". But Constable Wheatley, slight of build and with...

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