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London’s Metropolitan Police Stop Accepting Applications for Top Job

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The deadline has passed for candidates to submit their applications for the job of the Metropolitan police commissioner, with at least four hopefuls reportedly on the list.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) Candidates had until noon on Wednesday to apply, according to the Guardian newspaper, which said the winner will be in charge of a force in need of profound change and spending cuts.

The outlet cited security sources who tipped Met’s top anti-terror chief Mark Rowley, the national police chiefs' council chair Sara Thornton, Essex chief constable Stephen Kavanagh and UK Foreign Office’s director-general Cressida Dick as likely frontrunners.

The description of the commissioner’s job, which comes with a salary of over $332,000, requested the candidate to prove they could "successfully lead transformational change in a challenging financial climate."

Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe announced in September his decision to leave after serving the full five-year term, guaranteed by a royal warrant. His two predecessors resigned before their time.

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