"This is just a very strange issue to come forward with at such a difficult time for the country"
The likelihood of someone with a police or similar background ever being appointed to these positions is highly unlikely, even though there may be many officers with a wide range of skills that are needed in the position. No instead we will have a politician of sorts.
Someone who has no understanding of policing but a high regard for the politics of power, someone who will do favours for the people that had the political clout to put him or her there.
To America you will go, then you will elect prosecutors and judges, then you'll have local sheriffs and liberalize gun laws, then you will you scrap the pound in favour of the US dollar.