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Retiring chair of officers’ union says that unless things change new recruits ‘will quickly realise the job just isn’t worth it’

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Mark Lindsay, chair of the Police Federation for NI, who has announced his retirement from the post

Mark Lindsay, chair of the Police Federation for NI, who has announced his retirement from the post

New PSNI officers march at their passing out parade

New PSNI officers march at their passing out parade

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Mark Lindsay, chair of the Police Federation for NI, who has announced his retirement from the post

The outgoing chair of the Police Federation has said without vocal political support for the PSNI, young officers will continue to leave the force.

Mark Lindsay was speaking as he announced his retirement from the body that represents rank and file officers after seven years, and from the PSNI after 34 years in policing.


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