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The vast majority of police officers and police staff, I have to say, will have little or no contact with the media throughout the whole service. We're not a pyramidal organisation, we're very much a flat-bottomed organisation and the vast majority of officers will be at constable, sergeant and inspector rank. It's a very narrow prong that goes up after that.

The contact with the media will be at a higher level, perhaps starting at inspector, chief inspector level, so the vast majority of constables and sergeants have little or no contact with the media.

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