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Bob Bischof organised a fact finding mission for the top training team of the Metropolitan Police to Hamburg

Bob Bischof organised a fact finding mission for the top training team of the Metropolitan Police to Hamburg led by Penny Benham Detective Chief Superintendent, in the picture with her colleague Helena Devlin and Managing Director of the Hamburg Police Academy, Thomas Model sporting an English Bobby police helmet – a gift from his visitors.

Police training in Britain and Germany are very different – the Germans put more value on college education during the two year training whilst the British prefer “on the job training”. The U.K. team was also impressed by the police car driving simulator, which their German colleagues use to reduce driving training hours on the roads.

A return visit to London is planned for later this year.