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THE POLICE.

TOTHB EDITOH 01? THE STAB. Sir, —Can you inform mo, through the medium of your columns, why it is so diffirult for an Englishman to join the Police force in New Zealaud. I asked Inspector Ilickson, previous to departure, whethor he would recommend me, producing at the same time such documents which I thought would haTO been much in my favour had there been any vacancy. Sir, such documents shown in England ta the Police authorities, and the applicant medically fit, nothing would have prevented tho applicant from joining the force. Sir, Inspector Hickson looked at my papers, and seemed well satisfied with them, and I thought that I was quito Buro of a letter of rcsommendation from him to higher authority, but I was mistaken. Mr Hiekfon looked up and asked my age. I told him. That passed all correct. Tho next question, whero cto you como from ? I told him England. Sir, that seemed to put nn end to all my hope. Inspector Hickson told me that I was not tho right class of man for the Now Zealand Tolice, and gavo me to understand that it would be useless mo trying ; but lie •did not inform me why it would be useless, or <what objections ho had to me. My references which I produced are first class, one of them 'being from tho Police authorities in England. Sir, I rathor think had my birthplace been •Ireland instead of England, I should hay 'been in tho Now Zealand Police Force now. i I lore fair play. —Yours, &c, August 12,1880. : AN ENGLISHMAN.

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THE POLICE. Star, Issue 3846, 14 August 1880

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