This would make cost and staff savings from the overall police budget, assist University funding, make policing more representative of the community, professionalise police qualifications and make the curriculum wider. There is currently significant waste in the system as Trained officers are used for training, there is a separate curriculum, HR and finance regime. Officers are provided with uniforms, accommodation, food and paid a full wage. Even if trainee officer candidates were provided a 'bursary' wage there would be significant cost benefits.
The Detective role is different to other policing roles and should be trained from day 1 as currently a large amount of officer time is lost in developing those skills in service and often with officers who have insufficient basic competences.
Overall, there are cost benefits as well as benefits in developing higher skill sets for officers and reducing bureaucracy.