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Officer retirement

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Unmesh Desai Unmesh Desai Labour

How many Met Police officers retired from the MPS in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019? Please also provide how many new police officers (not joining from other forces) were sworn in and provided with their warrant cards in each of these years.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The table below shows the numbers of officers who have retired and the number of new recruits (excluding transfers).

Note this does not include medical ill health retirements.

Year

Retirement (FTE)

Recruitment (FTE)

2016

1016

1204

2017

1083

1172

2018

1026

1548

2019

995

3183