Efforts to recruit 20,000 more police officers by March 2023 are ahead of schedule


The Home Office has announced that progress towards recruiting 20,000 more police officers by March 2023 is ahead of schedule.

Commenting on the latest data, APCC Workforce Lead Kim McGuinness said: “Police and Crime Commissioners have actively supported the Police Uplift Programme. We have taken difficult decisions to help fund additional police officers in our own areas, and we have worked closely with our police forces to encourage a more diverse pool of applicants into policing.

“Right now PCCs across England and Wales are finalising our budgets for next year in order for a further 6,000 officers to be recruited by March 2022. We know that more bobbies on the beat, eventually replacing those lost since 2010, is what our communities want.”


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